The history of Chanel’s bag traced back to the 1920’s. In that era, lady’s bags were carried in arms and Coco Chanel wanted a bag that can be carried on shoulder. The prototype was introduced in 1929.
With her success of coming-back to the fashion industry in 1954, Coco Chanel updated the handbag line: the 2.55 which also known as the Reissue Flap that we see today.
Analyse “2.55” bag
Quilted leather – inspired by jockey’s jacket
Burgundy interior – Coco’s childhood uniform colour
Turn lock – originally rectangular, CC reinvented in 80’s
Double chain – longer length on shoulder, shorter on arm
Double flap – better structure and privacy
Zip pocket – where Coco hid love letters
Front pocket – for larger size papers
Small pockets – for cards/notes
Back pocket – small change, for tips
Middle slot – tuck in a lipstick
Hologram – bag’s identification
Stamp – carefully imprinted trademark
Stitched CC – a display of craftsmanship
From the earlier days’ Jersey wool fabric and lambskin leather, to the dazzling variety later like Caviar pebble cowhide, calfskin, patent leather, suede, distressed leather, crocodile, lizard, python, embroidery and more.
Various sizes like mini, small, medium, jumbo, maxi also offered to suit all kinds of lifestyle.
Aside from the classic line, Chanel’s creativity unrestrained in their seasonal collections which will be only offered for a short period.
No matter how’s your fashion style like, there must be a Chanel flap bag which represents you.
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