Before the current Mini Flap, there was this darling version from the 2000s era. Mid series 8, circa 2003-2004. Slightly smaller than the current Rectangular Mini, this vintage version is lighter and still capable of holding a large phone inside.
Like the current Mini Flap, this mini can be carried crossbody with its long chain strap, to keep your hands free.
Camellia – Story has it that the young Coco Chanel was first attracted to the camellia flower when she saw the play “La Dame aux Camélias”. Her love for this flower reignited when her lover, Boy Capel presented her a bouquet of camellia. Around 1913, Coco started introduce this signature flower on her designs.
Without fragrance or thorn, camellia flower symbolises purity and love, and Coco Chanel loved its simplicity of geometric rounded petals. The camellia flower can be found on Chanel designs, from the classic little black dress to the jewelleries, and now on the classic bag.
The dainty camellia charm on this mini is exquisitely made by hand and from Chanel’s signature soft lambskin leather. Pink is one of Chanel’s iconic colours, ladylike yet confident (reminds us of Jackie Kennedy’s pink suit), we think it’s the perfect shade to present the delicate design of this Camellia Mini Flap.
- Pink colour with gold-tone hardware.
- Camellia flower charm with handmade petals.
- Lambskin leather with ” chocolate bar” cube quilting.
- Dainty long chain strap for crossbody/shoulder carry.
- CHANEL lettering jacquard canvas interior.
- Flap closure with magnetic CC clasp.
- 1 flat pocket for cards.
- Mid series 8.
Attachment (s): box, dust bag, authenticity card, hologram.
8.5/10 excellent condition, fully cleaned and restored.