Chanel classic flap – an icon

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There are only a few handbags that deserve the title icon. The Chanel classic flap is one of them. This bag was on my wishlist for years, and in 2013 I finally got my Chanel classic flap in black caviar leather with silver hardware.

Black Chanel Handbag Modell 2.55

Chanel classic flap -the historical background

Released was this sophisticated handbag first in February 1955 by Coco Chanel. A military bag inspired the design. The long should strap gives you free hands at all times. Miss Chanel was a very practical woman. She loved a simplistic and elegant design, but the easy use and a high comfort were always her priority.

The Chanel classic flap has seven pockets. The pocket at the backside is called “Mona Lisa’s subtle smile.” Coco Chanel used to keep some change there. Inside the flap is a little pocket with a zip. Rumors say she kept her love letters in there. The Lipstick-pocket is worth mentioning too. In every other bag, I have to investigate to find mine loosely in the bag thrown lipstick.

The sizes and prices

Small: 5,7 x 9,3 x 2,6 inches / 14,5 x 23,5 x 6,5 cm /  € 4.100 (May 2017)

Medium: 6,3 x 10,2 x 2,8 inches / 16 x 26 x 7 cm / € 4.260 (May 2017)

Jumbo: 7,7 x 11,8 x 3,9 inches / 19,5 x 30 x 10 cm / € 4.750 (May 2017)

Maxi: 9,1 x 13 x 3,9 inches / 23 x 33 x 10 cm / € 5.160 (May 2107)

Black Chanel Handbag in Caviar leader with silver hardware

Black Chanel classic flap Handbag in Caviar leader with silver hardware

Black Chanel Handbag in Caviar leader with silver hardware

Black Chanel classic flap Handbag in Caviar leader with silver hardware

Material

The Chanel classic flap is available in lamb leather or caviar leather. The lamb leather is soft and appears very elegant. It is more delicate than the caviar leather. The caviar leather is a grained leather. It is quite robust and seems it keeps the shape better. The inside of the Chanel classic flap is always in a burgundy leather.

You can choose between silver hardware or gold hardware.

Black Chanel Handbag in Caviar leader with silver hardware

Black Chanel Handbag Modell 2.55

Black Chanel Handbag in Caviar leader with silver hardware

This iconic handbag will never go out of style. It is surely an investment piece. The prices have increased massively over the last few years. I brought my maxi in 2013 for € 3.100. If I had a daughter, I am certain I would hand her down this beauty one day.

There are rumors that Chanel is planning to increase the prices shortly. But nothing was confirmed yet.

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16 Comments

    • Esther
      12. May 2017 / 07:22

      Hi Vaishali,
      thank you. Have a nice weekend.
      Love, Esther

  1. Maike
    12. May 2017 / 07:30

    Liebes, das ist nicht die 2.55 sondern die Classic Flag! Es heisst auch nicht “Large” sondern “Jumbo”. Wird oft verwechselt. LG

    • Esther
      12. May 2017 / 14:15

      Liebe Maike, vielen Dank für den Hinweis.
      Hab ein schönes Wochenende. Liebe Grüße, Esther

    • Esther
      12. May 2017 / 22:12

      Hi Violette, thank you gorgeous.
      Have a nice weekend. Love, Esther

    • Esther
      12. May 2017 / 22:13

      Hi Bella, thank you.
      Have a nice weekend. Love, Esther

    • Esther
      12. May 2017 / 22:14

      Hi Daniel, thank you so much.
      Have a nice weekend. Love, Esther

    • Esther
      12. May 2017 / 22:15

      Hi Linda, thank you so much.
      Have a nice weekend my dear.
      Love, Esther

    • Esther
      14. May 2017 / 13:11

      Hi Dominique,
      thank you so much. Have a nice Sunday. Love, Esther

  2. 18. September 2017 / 07:31

    The Chanel Classic Flap is my favorite bag. It is definitely an iconic bag and the classic design is just so timeless 🖤🖤🖤🖤

    • Esther
      18. September 2017 / 12:03

      Hi Anda,
      this was my first Chanel. I still love it and will never part. It is a classic. Love, Esther

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