Official List of Classic Chanel Handbags

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Official List of Classic Chanel Handbags

Official Record of Chanel Baggage with a ‘Traditional’ Standing 

The Chanel 2.55 

We’ve Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel a.ok.a. Coco Chanel, to thank for the comfort of a shoulder bag as she first designed this type of bag within the late 20’s. She desired a handsfree method to carting a purse round and so deigned this type of bag to greatest accommodate these wants. Gabrielle made a profitable comeback to the style business in 1954 and up to date this already coveted bag and known as it the two.55 bag to mark the date of launch – February 1955. 

Skinny straps had been impressed by troopers’ luggage and the burgundy lining discovered within the flap and so on. represented the colors of the uniform at her orphanage / covent college. Another options of this bag embody the zipper compartment (that was fairly revolutionary on the time) that was stated to make it straightforward to tuck away her non-public love letters and paperwork throughout her affair. There may be an outdoor pocket on the again that’s to retailer cash. The chain detailing for the straps had been impressed by the caretakers on the colleges key holder that had been wrapped round their waists.  As for the quilted diamond form, there may be a variety of hypothesis as to the place Gabrielle acquired this design idea from. Some say she was impressed by the stain glass home windows of the Abbey at Aubazine while others really feel that it’s from jockey’s using coats but in addition may very well be her cushions at her Parisian dwelling. The bag initially got here with a entrance lock known as the mademoiselle lock which was an ode to her selecting by no means to marry.

These 2.55 luggage known as the ‘Reissue 2.55’ are for these luggage that had been launched by Chanel in February 2005 which commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the creation of the unique bag. Be aware generally folks wrongly use this tailored title for all 2.55 luggage when it ought to solely be reserved for people who had been launched in the course of the time interval. 

Since there have been completely different variations within the colors, {hardware}, materials (caviar, lamb pores and skin, velvet and so on.) and later types (aka CC Traditional Flap Bag) to accommodate completely different audiences, tastes and collectors. 

The Chanel Traditional Flap 

You’ll be able to inform from the design that the Chanel Traditional flap created by Karl Lagerfeld took a variety of its aesthetics from the two.55 bag however appealed to a contemporary viewers that had an affinity for logos and the grander of the Chanel trend home. The CC clasp design debuted within the 80’s and has gone on to turn out to be one in all Chanel’s most coveted luggage. Some like it for it’s design and historical past while others are extra centered on its ROI. The latest worth hike has acquired blended critiques because it has elevated the worth of the bag for many who already personal it. Some really feel like the value rise in the course of the covid-19 pandemic was insensitive. I personally query its worth as a result of a Birkin begins at round £7/8,000 which is the value of the Chanel basic flap in medium. Plus the classic Chanel luggage had 24Karat {hardware} while todays luggage use cheaper supplies. I nonetheless will eternally love the bag and perhaps its accessibility compared to Hermès luggage will at all times make folks gravitate towards Chanel. 

Chanel 19

This bag instantly acquired a basic standing partly as a result of it was the final bag Karl Lagerfeld created earlier than he handed in Feb 2019, therefore the title Chanel 19 which marked the yr that he died. It’s a welcome addition to any assortment and is the grudge/ informal model of the basic flap design. Karl discovered a option to make a bag that was informal but put collectively. 

Chanel Boy Bag 

Karl Lagerfeld launched the Chanel Boy bag in 2011 and it rapidly turned a fan favorite that went from cult basic to a part of the basic Chanel bag roster throughout the yr. The extra masculine aesthetic was impressed by Gabrielle’s sense of favor and perspective. Gabrielle had a Gamine physique sort based on David Kibbe that allowed her to experiment along with her type and notably with boy-like clothes which I believe performed an enormous half in her being a extra revolutionary designer for girls clothes. The ‘Boy’ bag is known as after her long run lover of whom she had an extended affair with known as Boy Chapel.

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