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Chanel 2.55
Label Chanel
Collection Bags
Materials silk, fur, calfskin, lambskin
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Coco Chanel with black classic flap

In the early 1920s, Coco Chanel became frustrated with having to carry her handbags in her arms. Coco then decided to create a handbag that allowed her to use her arms freely. [1] The Chanel 2.55 was inspired by straps found on the soldier's bags.

She then altered the design by adding thin straps to the bag and introducing it to the market in 1929. After her successful comeback to the fashion industry Coco Chanel updated the bag for modern women. The bag was named after its created date, February 1955 [2]. The Chanel 2.55 bag is iconic to the Chanel brand. It was first introduced in 1955 and is made from silk, fur, calfskin or lambskin. The iconic quilting on the bag was inspired by the jackets that jockeys wore. [3]

The original Chanel 2.55 bag had the same lock as the reissue 2.55. It was named the Mademoiselle Lock due to the fact that Coco Chanel never married in her time. [4] The 'CC' design on the lock, as we know it today, was only introduced during the 1980s by the current Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld.

During the years, there have many many variations to the 2.55 design, including the material of the bag and the chain. Over the years, the bag has come with an entirely metal chain and an interwoven leather chain. The bag also comes in a single and double flap and the closure of the bag varies between the original mademoiselle lock and the interlocking cc. The bag commonly referred to as the classic flap is association with the flap with the interlocking CC closure and leather interwoven chain. [5]


The Chanel Classic Flap Bag comes in three different sizes:

  • Small – 9″ x 5.5″ x 2″ – ($US) 1,495.00 Caviar
  • Medium – 10″ x 6″ x 2.5″ – ($US) 1,595.00 Caviar
  • Jumbo – 12″ x 8″ x 3″ – ($US) 1,695.00 Caviar





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