In: Fashion3 Sep 2013
The Chanel Classic Flap Bag and the Chanel Classic 2.55 Reissue Bag are two of the most popular styles in the Chanel collection. At first glance, the handbags look strikingly similar. In fact, many women confuse the two or mistakenly believe that they are identical or that the two different names are just different titles for the same bag. In actuality, there are some subtle, yet key differences between the two, including:
- Origins- Coco Chanel created the original Chanel Classic Flap Bag back in 1955. The Chanel Classic 2.55 Reissue Bag was made by Karl Lagerfeld and was launched in 2005. The bag was supposed to remember the first Chanel Classic Flap Bag and was patterned after the original design.
- Size – One of the largest differences between the Chanel Classic Flap Bag and the Chanel Classic 2.55 Reissue Bag is the dimensions of all the sizes. The Medium is the only size this is the same between the two bags. The Classic Small is 9.55 inches by 5.5 inches by 2 inches in size, as the Small 2.55 Reissue is 8 inches by 6 inches by 2 “. For your Jumbo, the sizes are 12 inches by inches by 3 inches for the Classic Flap and 11 inches by 8 inches by 3.5 inches for the 2.55 Reissue.
- Lock Closure – The lock type is another feature that separates the two couture handbags. The Chanel Classic Flap has a traditional CC turn lock closure. For the 2.55
Reissue, Lagerfeld created what he refers to as “The Mademoiselle Lock,” which symbolizes Coco Chanel’s decision to remain unmarried throughout her life. The Mademoiselle Lock is rectangular.
- Straps – You can also tell the Chanel Classic Flap Bag and the Chanel Classic 2.55 Reissue Bag apart by their straps. The Chanel Classic features the traditional leather and chain design, while the 2.55 Reissue has only an open chain.
Both the Chanel Classic Flap Bag and the Chanel Classic 2.55 Reissue Bag are stylish purses with timeless style. Either one can make a fashionable addition to our handbag collection. Ultimately, it’s up for you to decide which will be the best for your wardrobe!