Chanel Small Double Flap Bag

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Chanel Small Double Flap Bag

£3,595.00

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In February 1955, Coco Chanel created the 2.55 Flap Bag (hence the name), and history was made. The Chanel 2.55 Flap signified fashion liberation: it was the first bag made for women to come with a shoulder strap, freeing them from the constraints of the impractical clutch.

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Description

Chanel Small Double Flap Bag

Features

  • CC clasp twist closure
  • Three interior compartments
  • Two interior slip pockets
  • One exterior slip pocket

Material

  • Lambskin leather

Colour

  • Black

Accessories

  • Dust cover
  • Authenticity card

Hardware

  •  Gold tone

Condition

  • Very Good

Year

  • 2000-2002

Measurements

  • 25.5 x 15.5 x 6 cm
  • Drop 42 cm

 

 

All weights and measurements in the above descriptions are approximations only.
All designer goods are professionally cleaned and refurbished.
All items are supplied with generic boxes and packaging when the originals are not available.

About Chanel Bags*

The House of Chanel (Chanel S.A.) originated in 1909, when Gabrielle Chanel opened a millinery shop at 160 Boulevard Malesherbes, the ground floor of the Parisian flat of the socialite and textile businessman Étienne Balsan, of whom she was mistress.

The House of Chanel also presented leather handbags with either gold-colour chains or metal-and-leather chains, which allowed carrying the handbag from the shoulder or in hand. The quilted-leather handbag was presented to the public in February 1955. In-house, the numeric version of the launching date “2.55” for that line of handbags became the internal “appellation” for that model of quilted-leather handbag. Chanel had been creating handbags for about 25 years already, however the new bag was different. As a brand Chanel always stood for comfortability, so Coco decided to create a bag that would allow women to keep their hands free while carrying a bag. Before the 50s, women usually carried bags in their hands, this was the first time they could carry their bags on their shoulder.

Beginning in the 1990s, all authentic Chanel handbags were numbered.

An innovator in a realm of her own, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel reimagined fashion for the modern woman, breaking boundaries with each item she designed. In February 1955, Coco Chanel created the 2.55 Flap Bag (hence the name), and history was made. The Chanel 2.55 Flap signified fashion liberation: it was the first bag made for women to come with a shoulder strap, freeing them from the constraints of the impractical clutch. Rebellious and controversial, this Chanel handbag was a revelation, and women were immediately drawn in. With an emphasis on practicality, each detail – from the adjustable chain strap to the accessible back slip pocket – caters to women’s every need. The Chanel bag that changed it all, the 2.55 Flap also manifested two iconic Chanel handbag details: diamond-stitched quilting (inspired by men’s jackets at the racetrack), and the deep burgundy hue of the interior lining. Also according to fashion lore, the iconic burgundy leather interior lining of this Chanel purse represents the color of the uniform that Gabrielle Chanel wore in the Aubazine Abbey convent as a child in France. Arguably the most famous Chanel bag of all time, the 2.55 Flap bag is a timeless icon.

*Source Wikipedia – Chanel Handbags

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