Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Small Classic Double Flap Bag

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Chanel black Small Classic double flap bag of quilted caviar leather with silver tone hardware.

The Chanel Classic flap bag has its origins in the 2.55 (named for its creation in February 1955) and was a modification of the bag Coco Chanel originally designed in 1929. Recognizing the value of carrying a bag without use of her hands, Coco added shoulder straps so that her hands remained free. Like much of Chanel's iconic items, the design is based on her childhood experiences. The burgundy lining that lined the early bags is believed to reflect the color of Coco's Catholic school uniform; the straps reminiscent of the belts that the nuns at the school wore. The quilting believed to be based on the materials worn by the stable boys where Coco rode horses as a girl. Coco added the zipper compartment under the first flap to stash love letters (she was having an affair at the time) and the half moon rear pocket for a place to store extra cash. Originally designed with the Mademoiselle lock (named because Coco was not married), the 2.55 was redesigned by Karl Lagerfeld in the 1980s to include the famous front CC turn lock closure and the signature classic flap was born. (The original 2.55 was reissued in 2005.) The classic flap is as much in style today as it was when first introduced circa 1990.

This beautiful Chanel Small Classic double flap bag in black caviar proves the timelessness of the Chanel Classic. As with all Classic flap bags, this bag features a front flap with signature CC turnlock closure, half moon back pocket and an adjustable interwoven silver tone chain link and black caviar leather shoulder strap.

The interior is lined in black leather with the "love letter" zipper compartment underneath the first flap; under the second flap is an "outer" slit pocket. The open interior compartment has two open pockets separated by a "lipstick" compartment.

Collection: 12-series

Origin: France

Condition: Mint

Accompanied by: Chanel box, Chanel dustbag, COA card, carebook, retail UPC, and felt

Measurements: 9" width x 5.5" height x 2.75" depth; 16.5" strap drop (9.5" doubled)
Details
Designer
Chanel
Brand
Chanel
Place of Origin
France
Period
21st Century
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
5 in. H x 2.75 in. D x 9 in. L
13 cm H x 7 cm D x 23 cm L
Length
9 in. (23 cm)
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU570899802
Address
Madison Avenue Couture
By Appointment Only
New York NY 10022
US
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(646) 846-7204
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