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Chanel's Black Satin Returns

Chanel's Black Satin Returns

Chanel Black Satin nail polish is undeniably the hottest nail color this fall. Since its initial release in late July, it's been sold out almost everywhere, prompting waiting lists at department stores and high bids on eBay. Now, according to an article in the New York Times, the must-have nail polish is back!

Starting today, department stores nationwide will be restocked with new bottles of Black Satin, thanks to a recent ramp-up in production on the part of Chanel. According to the NYT,

"The company says interest in Black Satin grew after Jessica Alba and other young celebrities were spotted wearing it this summer. Soon, Chanel executives said, it was selling a thousand bottles a week."

I think the whole thing is a bit silly. It is, after all, just black nail polish; in middle school, we bought the same color made by cheap-o drugstore brand Wet N Wild. But if you simply must have some, it retails for $18, or you can buy it on eBay here; the current bid on this particular auction is $31.

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superjules superjules 10 years
Just my opinion, but I have two blacks by OPI, the wet n wild version and the Chanel. The Chanel stayed on without chipping for 7 days. OPI lasted a day and a half. There's a reason that Chanel costs so much, it really stays on. And it is so shiny.
AtlantaNoleGirl AtlantaNoleGirl 10 years
Mani update... So, I was too lazy and frankly too busy to search stores for the Chanel today... when I went to my salon, they had a very pretty OPI shade called Black Tie Optional. But I actually when with OPI Romeo & Joliet, which is almost a satiny chocolate color with deep wine undertones, and is much darker than it looks on the OPI website. Yay for dark, fall nails!
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
meh, i'll try the wet n wild kind, no one will know. besides, why spend so much money on NAIL POLISH when it's going to be a quick fad?
nycgirl nycgirl 10 years
Maybe it's something my mom has traumatized me with (I was never allowed to wear deep colored nail polish as a child), but I just don't think black nail polish is attractive...
yayita yayita 10 years
Black nails look dirty.. looks like you are a mechanic
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
I think black nails only look good on a select few. Everyone else looks like they are trying too hard, JMO.
AtlantaNoleGirl AtlantaNoleGirl 10 years
maybe i have a touch of my old high school goth left in me... though you'd never know it... ha
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
lol, dark black, light black??? black is black, and ino it's only appropriate for halloween anyway, unless you're into the goth thing...
AtlantaNoleGirl AtlantaNoleGirl 10 years
I saw some girl in another forum say she paints her nails with a dark brown she has, then colors sharpie over it and clear nail polish... bizzare.
AtlantaNoleGirl AtlantaNoleGirl 10 years
Yeah, I was planning on calling around. Probably won't even bother... maybe go for one-stop shopping at Ulta and just grab a different brand.
Toronado Toronado 10 years
I could squiggle permanent black marker on my nails and call it Chanel. Geez.
lil_bit_edgy lil_bit_edgy 10 years
Hey Atlanta! Before you make your way to Chanel, I'd call first. I know when I was looking for this shade for my lil' sis there are actually tons of waiting list out there, at most department stores and Chanel boutiques. If you do snag a bottle, congrats, it's definitely a tough thing to do. I heart essie too!
yayita yayita 10 years
wow, just buy the ghetto black.. its the same thing LOL
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 10 years
I know someone that wants this.
lil_bit_edgy lil_bit_edgy 10 years
hey atlanta! before you stop by Chanel you might want to call, there is actually a waiting list for all major department stores and Chanel boutiques. i was looking for this polish for my sister and found out about the waiting list. if you happen to snag a bottle, congrats is a hard thing to do. i love essie as well!
AtlantaNoleGirl AtlantaNoleGirl 10 years
So funny! I was just reviewing the older posts on black and vampy nail polish colors today, considering going dark at my mani this afternoon! Maybe I'll have to stop and pick up some Chanel on the way... though I think I favor the Essie one!
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