Flap bags represent some of Chanel’s most recognizable and timeless accessories. This classic flap bag is a descendant of Coco Chanel’s first shoulder bag, the 2.55, which debuted in 1955. Being a descendant, this bag is an investment piece and a great investment piece because it often retains its original value fairly well.
A signature feature of Chanel’s original 2.55 was its double flap construction and rectangular “Mademoiselle” hardware instead of the interlocked “C” hardware you encounter today. The 2.55 was recreated by Karl Lagerfeld for a reissue in 2005, celebrating 50 years of the eternally chic bag. Now, the most popular take on this silhouette come in the form of 2019’s Chanel 19 Flap Bag as well as the standard Flap Bag, available in large, medium,mini flap bag and mini sizing.
There is an almost endless number of choices when it comes to this essential bag, from the traditional diamond quilted lambskin iterations in shades of vibrant blue and bright pink to the incredibly detailed beaded Mini Flap Bag.