Courtney Cox Chanel Classic Flap Bag

Courtney Cox is a pro at keeping it cool and casual while paparazzi are doing their thing a mere three feet away (see the photo after the jump. No zoom lenses in use here.) Here she is exiting Maxfield’s boutique in LA with her black Chanel Classic Flap Bag. This Chanel bag is a tried and true celeb fave – so much so that it makes an appearance in the majority of editions of our ever-popular series “The Many Bags of…” (See: Alexa Chung, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathaway, for starters.)

It’s easy to see what makes this particular bag such a popular choice – it’s a timeless, versatile bag that goes with everything from sweaters and jeans to red carpet apparel. It has a classic shape, and the metal chain hardware has miraculously avoided being too trendy (or untrendy) for decades. A little backhistory for you PB newbies: the Chanel Classic Flap Bag was designed by Coco herself, and reissued by Karl Lagerfeld in 2005. Obviously, like all Chanel bags, it’s far too iconic to ever be made available to the sprawling internet masses online.

  • jetsetheart

    She looks great but…wow, I can’t believe you identified this as a Chanel classic flap. This is a Chanel, but it’s a seasonal flap, not classic.

  • katie

    When the write of a purse blog is less knowledgeable than the readers, readers get less intrigued to read anything that they have to say. That is NOT a classic flap.

    • Louch

      Phew – thought I was totally wrong what a Classic Flap looked like!! I actually prefer this bag and it suits Coutney’s casual look better than a flap.

  • AMDG

    How did this get published? It wasn’t that long ago that you linked to an older article on classic flaps and reissues. I don’t know the name of this seasonal bag, but i’m sure you could find out on the purse forum, lol!

  • Ashleyg

    I tend to find the humor in Emily’s writing style instead of maliciousness and I think she gets a bad break sometimes… That being sad, I really REALLY like the bag that Courtney is carrying and it’d be very nice to know this particular Chanel’s true identity. And this is just my two cents, but I think much of the criticism of late is not so much the readers wanting to bash the writer as it is a reflection of the high expectations we all have of this blog because of the high bar you guys have set. It’s YOUR fault that we expect near perfection from you :-)

  • Pixel_Queen

    You have wrongly identified the bag AND spelled Ms. Cox’s name incorrectly. I am just going to be blunt and say that your writing is not up to the standard that I have come to expect from the Purse Blog.

  • Hmk

    Anyone knows what is the name of this seasonal bag?

  • adriana jasmay

    Maybe Emily Anderson is an intern?

  • Pilar

    Does nobody proofread anymore??

  • sable

    For whatever reason, i have a total dislike in hoop earrings. I just find it not so appealing on anyone who wears them.

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  • elly

    does anyone know the exact name of this flap bag. I have searched everywhere for this….
    does it come in caviar leather?

  • Adrine

    Nice bag… really big though!

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