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It looks like the House of Chanel is going to re-live the glorious days of the famous Chanel Reissue 2.55, a bag personally designed by Coco Chanel herself. It’s the classic flap bag that never goes out of style, talk about creating lasting impression in the fashion world.

History has it that sometime in the 1920’s, Coco was fed up of carrying her handbags in her arms so she decided to design her own handbag that freed up her hands. Finding inspiration on soldiers’ bags, she found an ingenious way to add thin straps and introduced this timeless bag to the public in 1929. The said bag made its triumphant comeback in 1954 and Chanel further updated the said handbag. The finished product is now known as the 2.55 Bag named after the date of its creation, February 1955.

Karl Lagerfeld, the brains behind Chanel reintroduced the 2.55 Flap Bag and later became known as the ‘Reissue’. Apparently, Chanel is going to introduce a new line of bags that require appreciable technical expertise in treating the leather which gradually acquires a patina that gives each bag its unique appeal. Voila! And now you have the Reissue 2.55 bag in soft leather.

Now let’s take a good look at the new Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag in Soft Leather. At first glance, it looks quite the same with the original bag but looking closer, there’s actually more to see. The new 2.55 bag’s bottom is crafted in red/burgundy color and if you really pay close attention to details, you’ll definitely appreciate the added elegant chain which more looks like a necklace’s chain to us. These are new changes that Chanel lovers would undoubtedly be smitten with.





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Chanel reissue 2.55 Spring 2014


Because new Chanel bags are introduced every season, the price differs from the classic (or how we love to call it; ‘the permanent’) collection. Different skin, prints, colors and embellishments make the prices jump up or down. With Chanel, it’s usually more up than down.

But anyways, here is a very brief introduction for those who are new to Chanel. The reissue 2.55 flap bag is the exact same copy that Coco Chanel has made in February 1955. The original front lock, also known as the Mademoiselle Lock represents Coco Chanel for never marrying.

The Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag comes in four different sizes:
Chanel Reissue 2.55 Size 224 is the smallest size, comparable to the Chanel Classic Small flap Bag. The size is measured: 8″ x 6″ x 2″. The three other sizes are named 225, 226 and 227, they are comparable to the Classic Flap Bag medium, jumbo and the maxi size.

For the Pre Spring Summer 2014 Collection, Chanel has released a few interesting styles. The first one is the Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap bag in size 226 and 227. It’s crafted from crackled patent leather and enriched with ruthenium hard ware (kind-of silver). This edition only comes in black beige and beige.

Style code 226: A37587
Size: 11″ x 8″ x 3.5″
Price: $4,900 USD/ around €3.660 (including price increase adjustment)

Style code 227: A37590
Size: 12″ x 7.5″ x 3 3/4″
Price: $5,300/ around €3.980 (including price increase adjustment)

The second release is the Chanel reissue Classic Flap Bag in size 226. The leather is made of vintage shinny goatskin and finished with silver hard ware. It only comes in beige.

Style code 226: A37587
Size: 11″ x 8″ x 3.5″
Price: $4,900/ around €3.660 (including price increase adjustment)

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What Is The Difference Between Chanel Classic Flap Bag And Chanel Classic 2.55 Reissue?

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Another question I receive quite often is: ‘What are the differences between the classic flap bag and the reissue 2.55?’. There’s indeed a huge distinction between these two bags and it’s not only the size, but more importantly the style.

Chanel just brought back their mini classic flap bag. It was discontinued some time ago, but the new mini flap has a different look. It’s almost similar like the medium classic flap, but then one size smaller. (It was used to be more squared, as far as I know).

Chanel Classic Flap Bags
The Chanel classic flap bags have four sizes sizes: small, medium/large, jumbo and maxi. I am not sure why they named the medium also large, but this bag is actually not as large as you might think. The jumbo is still an okay size, but the maxi is huge.

The Chanel reissue 2.55 handbag is the exact copy of the original 2.55 bag that Coco Chanel has released in 1955. And thanks to Karl Lagerfeld for making that possible, he released the reissue version in February 2005. The Chanel 2.55 has such a long history that you have to love it. It’s vintage and cope perfectly with the modern casual styles.

The Chanel classic flap bag is the modern version of the Chanel 2.55 reissue. I don’t think the classic flap bag could have ever exist if it wasn’t the Chanel 2.55 flap bag. A lot of changes have been made in the inside than the outside. Especially the CC locker is so attractive.

The Chanel 2.55 reissue has a rectangular shape lock. It reference Coco Chanel for never marrying and that’s why it’s called the mademoiselle lock.

Throughout the years, the Chanel 2.55 flap bag has been modified. There were different series of the flap bag introduced, which was very confusing until Karl Lagerfeld came along and made a decisive changes that shaped the Chanel classics you recognize today. Since then, only two classic flap bags are being sold:

1. The Chanel reissue 2.55
2. The Chanel classic flap bag

Most members on Bragmybag prefer the Chanel classic flap bag than the reissue 2.55. That doesn’t mean that the Chanel 2.55 reissue is not attractive, but people prefer the modern version. I have no problem of having the 2.55 reissue too.

Let me know which one you love at the comment section and now you are here, why don’t you like our Facebook page to receive the latest information about Chanel.

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