We ♥: Chanel 2.55
Fashion fades but style remains. The Chanel 2.55 is definitely a timeless style in a class of its own. It is almost 90 years since the bag was introduced and it is still as loved by fashionistas (and us!) all over the world.
The Chanel Reissue 2.55
Recently, we had a few really beautiful Chanel Timeless Classic pieces in our store. Hence, that inspired us to retrace the history of this iconic bag.
Here we go back to the 1929, where the original handbag was created by none other than Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. She added a chain to her handbag so that she could carry it on her shoulder – how ingenious. It’s a small detail, but one that made a huge difference!
Coco Chanel and her Chanel 255
Later updated and re-introduced on February 1955, the Chanel 2.55 (which signifies the date of creation) was unveiled to the world. The details of this bag have been inspired by many different aspects of Coco Chanel’s life so we think it’s worth taking abit of time to examine them.
Inspired by the chains worn by the caretakers of the Convent to dangle their keys
Represents the color of the uniform at the Convent where she grew up
Perhaps inspired by jockeys’ riding coats, the stained-glass windows of the abbey at Aubazine, or by the cushions in Chanel’s Paris apartment
So-called because Chanel never married
What I like best about this bag is the little zipped pocket which is said to have been where she kept her love letters. How romantic!
This design got a new breath of life when Karl Largerfield put the double-C logo onto the classic turn lock in 1980s. This new sensation is now referred to as the Chanel Timeless Classic Flap.
Often seen on celebrities, this Chanel Timeless Classic is definitely one that will take you from work to play and everywhere else!
Kristin Cavallari with her Chanel black caviar mini classic flap
Kirsten Durst with her Chanel red lambskin medium classic flap
Nicky Hilton with her Chanel white caviar jumbo timeless classic
Available in many colors and sizes (mini, small, medium, jumbo and maxi), you really don’t have an excuse not to own one. Which is your favourite Chanel?
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