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Chanel SoHo Collection

Chanel SoHo Collection

Chanel SoHo Collection

To celebrate the reopening of the CHANEL Boutique in SoHo, CHANEL Global Creative Director of Makeup Peter Philips has created a limited edition collection that echoes the spirit of SoHo. “For me, SoHo is a place where Bohemian ideals meet the toughness of the city… I love the tension and energy this creates.” says Peter Philips.


The SOHO STORY Collection is a study in extreme contrasts, partnering feminine pinks and roses with strong, industrial metallics. From pretty cheekbones to anthracite nails, tender creams and flashes of metal simultaneously reflect and contradict each other. “I had a specific girl in mind who is both hard and soft. A girl who discovers a new city, a new life.” adds Peter Philips. “This is a very special kind of New York woman. She is innocent, but she has a steely determination that fuels the city.”

The collection’s SOHO DE CHANEL Exclusive Creation reflects a Pop Art influence. Stamped with the four letters of SoHo, this silky powder comes in a delicate palette of shades and, when dusted across the face, creates a subtle, natural glow.

Stupendous, Steel, Strong, Stunning, Stunt, Star: strong names that reflect the candance, the musical rhythm, the heartbeat of SoHo.


  • SoHo de Chanel ($65.00)
  • Stupendous Quadra Eye Shadow ($56.00)
  • Stunning Rouge Coco ($30.00)
  • Stunt Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00)
  • Star Glossimer ($27.00)
  • Steel and Strong Le Vernis ($23.00)

Availability: September 7th on, September 10th at the SoHo Boutique

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Chanel SoHo Collection

Chanel SoHo Collection

Chanel SoHo Collection

Chanel SoHo Collection

Chanel SoHo Collection

Chanel SoHo Collection


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Nicole Avatar

Okay, I can’t get over how adorable Peter Philips is! I love listening to him speak! LOL. Anyway…those nail polishes are stunning. Probably won’t be available in Canada but I’ll dream! :p

Stephanie Avatar

Vancouver holts already has it to look at (no tester) and are doing pre-sales. I want to see swatches first. It looks pretty in the bottle, but I want to see if it’s close to anything I already have.

Sarah Avatar

Just so everyone knows this is mostly sold out everwhere BUT Belk department stores (it’s a southern chain) is just now getting this collection this week November 4, 2010. I just purchased one of everything. Call Belk in Charlotte, NC or Columbia, SC or Asheville, NC to get this collection! They will ship to anywhere in the US.

baby in a corner Avatar

I didn’t even know there was a soho in NY, I thought there was only the London one! but i suppose a lot of places in the US are named after places in Europe so figures! This looks pretty, specially the nail polish! But i don’t think i’ll be going to NY to get some!

kat Avatar

Actually, SoHo in the UK was established in 1536. The SoHo in Houston may be named after something else, but the SoHo in NYC is well known for being named after the one in London “The Soho name has been imitated by other entertainment and restaurant districts such as Soho, Hong Kong; SoHo, New York; and Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires” (sourced from Wikipedia)

Carie Avatar

No, what Judith was saying was that SoHo in NYC stands for “South of Houston.” She wasn’t saying there’s a SoHo in Houston that means that.

Carie Avatar

According to Wikipedia:
“Seeking to identify their group geographically, they consulted a city Planning Commission map that described the area as “South of Houston”, “Houston” being Houston Street. This was shortened to “SoHo”, the group voted to call itself the SoHo Artists Association and the name for the neighborhood stuck.”
So, the SoHo in NYC is named that because the district is literally South (So) of Houston (Ho) St.

Stasja Avatar

The eyeshadows and the steel nailpolish look amazing!! Too bad they won’t be available in my country. Hopefully ebay will answer my a high cost of course 🙁

nicci Avatar

Thanks Christine! I have been waiting for this post 🙂 I can’t wait!!! 🙂 I want the quad, glossimer, and maybe the palette and lipstick…

JJ Avatar

No, they are quite different, especially on nails as opposed to just looking at the bottles. Strong reminds me of blackberries – almost black on the nails with flecks of red shimmer, whereas paradoxal is a light, purpley, taupey color.

LU Avatar

I’m really falling in love with Chanel! I have two of the perfumes, and I’m gonna buy my third as a birthday present to myself in December! If I could afford it I would dive into some of their makeup and skincare.

Alexis Avatar

Oooh that Steel nail polish is calling my name and so is that Soho blush/highlighting compact. I’ll definitely put this on my NYC list when I visit this month. SO excited!!

Diane Avatar


Do you know if this will be available at all at Nordie’s or Nordie’s online? Or even Neiman’s? I love the dark deep red nail polish and the eyeshadow quad!


Mascha Avatar

Just been to both, and Bloomies, and Saks – nope, they won’t get this collection. Was lucky to pick one of the last compacts at Soho boutique, and it’s already sold out at

mylinda Avatar

I agree. Which is why I need to stop myself from buying Stupendous! It looks like they just swapped out the copper shade in Mystic Eyes for a beige in this quad. It may not be exactly the same but the colors are definitely similar in pictures. I would love to see a swatch of the Stunning Rouge Coco though. Everything looks so beautiful in pictures! I just worry that I’m not going to get much use out of them to justify the spending (esp that highlighter!).

zb Avatar

Gotta, gotta have these polishes. My husband works on Spring Street but I feel bad asking him to go to Chanel on FNO. Maybe if I order online I will have them by Friday… 🙂
Christine – Thank you, and keep up the great work!

Melissa (divinem) Avatar

ROFL — I would shamelessly send him on a “Honey Do” 😀 Hope you enjoy. I ordered the Highlighting Powder and Strong nail lacquer.

JJ Avatar

Hi Celina, Australia got the collection about a week ago, but only Sydney Myer Chanel makeup studio has the items. Australia didn’t get the rouge coco or rouge allure laque, though, but the rest of the collection is beautiful. Better call them ASAP as I believe the collection is selling out fast….their number is (02) 9238 9114. Also, they are the only chanel counter who will be getting the les khaki nail collection which is coming out soon (put your name down on their lists if you’re interested as I think they will be sold out on the waiting list alone). Hope this helps!

nicci Avatar

Actually, the Chanel counter at the Nordstrom I go is also getting the Les Khaki collection as well. This is in Bellevue, Washington. They are making an event out of it for Vogue’s Fashion night or something I believe, it is happening on the 10th. 🙂

Alison Avatar

While all the shades are amazing, I hate the brush and I hate the formula. I wish they’d do something about it – I don’t like forking out money for stuff I need to adjust.

JJ Avatar

Just for you Australian girls out there, the SOHO collection is already available at Sydney Myer’s makeup studio (I believe they got the collection about a week ago) but unfortunately they didn’t get the Stunning rouge coco or the Stunt rouge allure laque. I think it’s selling pretty fast!

nicci Avatar

Thanks Christine for the nice pictures, especially of the lipstick. These are the best I have seen! 🙂 Now I REALLY want the quad & lipstick, think I will pass on the glossimer though.

knownever Avatar

Chanel has really put a lot of emphasis on their nail polishes lately. That promo video pretty much only features the model’s nails. it’s an interesting choice on chanel’s part, but with the total domination of Jade I guess that makes sense.

Diane Avatar

I just ordered the eyeshadow, the two nail polishes, and the lipstick! WAHOO! Gosh, I hope it is good — I have never ordered something sight unseen before, especially where I am not sure of the return policy!

Nancy Avatar

They are great about Returns they even send a shipping label so you can ship it back to them at no charge. I ordered the two nail polish and that’s it. I kind of want the highlighter / blush but I am not really into plum on my cheeks.

Melissa (divinem) Avatar

Hmmm, I’m sitting here deciding whether to enter my CC info. I’m a sucker for highlighting powders, I’ve learnt. Not sure how this would work on my ivory complexion. It’s GORGEOUS!

Julie Avatar

Argh! Why can’t this be released in Canada as well?!? I really don’t like purchasing things unseen but I seriously might cave in…sigh. Oh Chanel, the woes my bank account is going through because of you.

Karen Avatar

I believe it’s international since I saw someone from Macau selling on eBay. Both nail polishes are up for purchase on GO get it before it’s sold out!

Kalex Avatar

I ordered Stunning lipstick and that’s it! (So proud of myself) I hope I don’t regret not getting the Laque… I talked myself out of the blush/highlighter because I know I’ll never use it.

What did you order Christine?

Suzanna Avatar

I agree withe the poster who noticed the similarity to Mystic Eyes (one of my go-to quads). I won’t be buying this one. Love the look of the highlighter and may check that out, although it certainly isn’t indispensable.

sheryl Avatar

I’m sitting here comparing christine’s pic w/ my mystic eyes quad. thanks… ya’ll just saved me $56 plus shipping. Which is good, since I went beserk for Fab Felines

Monica Avatar

I ordered the highlighter/blush,eyeshadow quad(even though I have mystic eyes and it’s probably really similiar) but I couldn’t resist! I also got mademoiselle rouge coco. I’ve heard good thing about it and have been wanting it for a long time. I hope I like it!

paige Avatar

I like the shades of the nail polishes. I placed an order for both Steel and Strong today.

For those of you living in the U.S., here is a free shipping code you can use: 0810SHIP
It’s good until 11:59 pm EST, Monday Sept 6.

mylinda Avatar

Am I the only one who can’t figure out where to input the promo code? I receive promo codes like these in my email but never get to use them because I can’t find the box to input them. I checked the FAQ and it says:

1. Enter your offer code on the “Payment Information” section of the “Billing” page.
2. Type in the rest of the required information.
3. Click “Continue Checkout” and the offer will be applied to your order.

But the only thing it lets me input is the credit card info. I even wrote an email to customer support but got no response. Somebody help!!!

mylinda Avatar

I actually finally figured out where to put it in. The box is on the first page, before you check out. I don’t know why I never saw that box before. Maybe I was too tired and going blind with desire ;p

Nancy Avatar

I had trouble with finding where to put the code also. I had to refresh and start all over again. I really think there is a system problem with that because it was not there the first few times for me and then all of a sudden it was.

Mylinda Avatar

I’m glad to know I’m not the only one. So it’s not my imagination that that box may not have been there the other times I tried. I could swear I’d never seen it until this morning. It was right under the “select shipping” box.

CharismaSL Avatar

OMG this collection looks sooooo good. I want to buy the whole collection the blush/highligther, the quad, the nail polishes (both) and the lipstick and gloss. Oh boi…I think I may end up spending a fortune 🙁

CharismaSL Avatar

For all the Cdn ladies, I’ve confirmed that this collection is only available at Holt Renfrew Bloor location and the Chanel boutique. Also, the lipstick and lip lacquer are not available here as they’re exclusive to the US residents or the SoHo location or something like that (I can’t remember – stopped paying attention to the SA as soon as he said that they were not available in Canada). 🙁

Kasia Avatar

living in Europe seems so unfair…:( and the ebay prices are killing. I was just wandering if ther’s a chance anyone could do some Cahnel online shopping for me?

nicci Avatar

I got mine in the mail today and love everything I got! and the little bag it comes with, so cute! 🙂 I purchased the quad, lipstick, and laque…I love the quad, I don’t have any of the colors in the quad…so pretty.

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