Okay, guys, I’ve got a little secret for you: the Chanel 11.12 Flap Bag is basically just a Chanel Classic Flap Bag with chevron quilting instead of the brand’s classic diamond pattern. It’s branded as a whole new thing for Spring 2015, and while it does have some detail variations, it is, in a practical sense, basically the same. Even the prices are the same! Except fashion doesn’t begin and end with practicality, of course, so it’s totally different.

The 11.12 and the Classic Flap are like a case study in how changing one or two things can change a piece’s entire vibe. The Classic Flap is prim, elegant and, as the name suggests, a classic. The diamond pattern and shiny hardware are timeless finishes. The 11.12, on the other hand, feels a little more rock ‘n roll, particularly in the black-on-black fabrication that’s been the new line’s leader. It’s no coincidence that Kristen Stewart was picked to front the bag’s ad campaign–her particular brand of punk androgyny brings out the bag’s more modern feel.

Because my personal style is fairly tomboy-ish and incredibly heavy on black, I’m a big believer in the 11.12–I’d love to get my hands on one. Which version of this iconic design do you prefer–the classic or the newcomer?

Chanel 11.12 Flap Bag

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Chanel Classic Flap Bag

Chanel-Classic-Flap-Bag

For more information about the Chanel Classic Flap Bag, check out our ultimate guide to the design’s sizes, leathers, colors and prices.

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Stina Sias
Stina Sias
7 years ago

I also love the new chevron design! It still feels very classic but it’s a nice update.

Sophie
Sophie
7 years ago

I love the chevron so much more.. I never really fell in love with a chanel flap bag until I saw the chevron one!!

Reg
Reg
7 years ago

Why choose? I want both.

Megs Mahoney Dusil
7 years ago
Reply to  Reg

SAME!!!!!

justa9url
justa9url
7 years ago

I love the black on black chevron! But if you check out the forum, there are some issues with the leather…

Megs Mahoney Dusil
7 years ago
Reply to  justa9url

Oh really?! I’ll need to read about that!

shanna
shanna
7 years ago

i had the chance to decide between the jumbo silver classic and the jumbo of a 11.12. the SA told me in jumbo it is called 1084. i took the chevron bag because its more rare.

Minousha
Minousha
7 years ago
Reply to  shanna

I just got my classic jumbo with GHW. Everyone around me has it so I was ready to get something different, BUT walked out with the classic, there’s just something about it that makes it timeless. What is it??

shanna
shanna
7 years ago

if anyone wants to see the chevron one then please check out my instagram: SHANNA_BRUCH thank you

missarewa
7 years ago

LOVE the black on black hardware

Lina Lee
Lina Lee
7 years ago

I do love them both. The classic flap bag in Mademoiselle lock and the 11.12 flap bag. The11.12 flap bag it has a masculine look and the classic flap feminine look.

geenak
geenak
7 years ago

I got the Jumbo 11.12 and it is beautiful 🙂

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