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‘Connell’s chain’ is one of the most sought-after items on Vestiaire Collective right now


by Erin Lindsay
07th May 2020
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A plethora of worldwide fans, thirst tweets galore and its own Instagram account was not enough for the Connell’s Chain phenomenon — now people want to recreate it themselves


When we think of Normal People‘s break-out star, it isn’t the quietly pensive Daisy Edgar-Jones or the stoic Irish soul that is Paul Mescal — it’s the chain. We all know it — Connell’s silver chain has taken on a life of its own, and it’s all any of us can talk about.

How does one solitary piece of jewellery completely transform all of us to dribbling lunatics? How does it completely encapsulate who Connell is? How have we all been sleeping on silver chains up until now?

With reports that many high street stores have sold out of silver men’s chains since Normal People first aired, it’s clear that everyone wants a piece of Connell’s adoration for themselves.

What’s more, Vestiaire Collective, the online second-hand designer outlet, have reported a 60% increase in searches for men’s chains since the show first aired.

If you’re looking to splash some cash on looking the part, here are some of the more high end options available on the platform — although, if you’ve read the book, it’s probably clear that Connell wouldn’t be mad on spending two grand on his version.

Silver Gucci chain, €210

Dior chain, €140

Calvin Klein chain, €90

Versace Medusa chain, €400