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Bag Spotlight: The Chanel Classic Flap Bag

May 14, 2019

We’ve been talking about the different kinds of leathers as well as how to spot a bag that’s built to last so we thought why not highlight a bag every month to showcase it’s features and durability as well as share with you some of our experience working with these bags. So, without further ado, the Bag Spotlight for this month would be the Chanel Classic Flap Bag.

 

You’re not surprised, are you? This bag is a real classic. You’ve seen it everywhere from generation to generation and it never goes out of style, an essential piece to anyone starting their collection of luxury bags and I have to admit although this wasn’t my first luxury bag that I bought (Hermes has my heart). I can certainly tell you that it sparked a high level of joy in my heart when I did. So, let’s get right into it!

 

The basics

 

Year created: 1955

 

Sizes currently available: EXTRA MINI, MINI RECTANGULAR, MINI SQUARE, SMALL, MEDIUM, JUMBO, MAXI

 

Availability: CHANEL BOUTIQUES AND STORE-IN-STORE LOCATIONS ONLY; CERTAIN COLORS, SIZES AND LEATHER MAY REQUIRE A WAIT LIST

 

Sizes

 

Chanel Classic Flap Bag – Extra Mini: 6.7″ W X 3.9″ H X 3″ D

Chanel Classic Flap Bag- Mini Rectangular: 7.9″ W X 4.9 H X 2.8″ D

Chanel Classic Flap Bag- Mini Square: 6.7″ W X 5.2″ H X 3.1″ D

Chanel Classic Flap Bag- Small: 9.3″ W X 5.7″ H X 2.6″ D

Chanel Classic Flap Bag- Medium: 10″ W X 6.3″ H X 3″ D (Our Favorite)

Chanel Classic Flap Bag- Jumbo: 11.8″ W X 7.7″ H X 3.9″ D

Chanel Classic Flap Bag- Maxi :13″ W X 9.1″ H X 3.9″ D

 

Material

 

 

 

 

Hardware & Colors

 

 

 

Our experience

 

Definitely a joy to work with these bags because of the high-quality leather that Chanel uses. If you’ve ever carried one of these in your hands, you’ll feel that it has some weight to it. Not overly heavy and bulky but “meaty” enough to know that it’s high quality leather.

We love how this iconic design can come in so many variations and recently did a full dye for a jersey/lambskin mix bag. Doesn’t it look stunning?

 

 

 

 

Final thoughts

 

A true staple in the world of luxury bags, the Chanel Classic Flap Bag is and will continue to be iconic. From the various styles and colors available to suit your needs for every occasion, this bag isn’t going anywhere in a long time. We found that that the Medium sized bag fits all my essentials while not being overly bulky or tiny. It can be paired with a minimalist outfit but at the same time can be paired with something extravagant to give your outfit that extra touch of class. If you’ve got your eyes on this bag, by all means, this is a bag worth getting.

 

Want to give your bag a makeover as well? Get in touch with us! 

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