Coco #Chanel loved leisure so she created a bag that stylishly liberates women’s hands. She designed the iconic little quilted black bag with chain strap, 2.55 (named after the date of the bag’s creation: February 1955).
classic Chanel black 2.55 bag
the classic 2.55 bag

The original version was constructed of jersey or leather, the outside featuring a hand-stitched quilted design influenced by the jackets worn by jockeys. The chain strap was a nod to her orphanage years, reminiscent to Chanel of the abbey caretakers who wore such waist chains to hold keys. The burgundy red uniform worn by the convent girls was transmuted into the bag’s interior lining.

The bag design went through a reincarnation in the 1980s when it was updated by Karl Lagerfeld. Known as the Reissue, the bag retained its original classic shape, with the clasp and chain strap differing from its initial form. Lagerfeld worked the House of Chanel logo, “CC” into the rectangular twist lock and wove leather through the shoulder chain.

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 I would love these versions in my wardrobe 🙂

Chanel black shopper bag
a big one

Chanel black round-shape bag
a round one

Chanel black evening bag with pearls
an evening bag with pearls

Chanel black and white bag
a black and white

Chanel black and white tote bag
a big black and white 🙂

classic Chanel white 2.55 bag
a classic white

classic Chanel red 2.55 bag
a red one

classic Chanel blue 2.55 bag
a blue one

classic Chanel pale pink tweed 2.55 bag
a pale pink tweed one

classic Chanel nude 2.55 bag with scarf
and a classic little nude one with the scarf 🙂

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