Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to know how things work and fit together. I used to take apart and reassemble all my toys, day after day, with endless curiosity. Unfortunately, fashion doesn’t lend itself to the same kind of inquisitiveness unless you’ve got unlimited funds to buy yourself a new Chanel Flap Bag after you ruin your first one after it gets assembled. That’s where our friends at StyleRepublic come in – somehow, they pulled a behind-the-scenes tour of the Chanel Classic Flap manufacturing process, and they’ve got lots of gorgeous pictures to let us know exactly how the magic happens. We’ve taken you behind the scenes into the making of a Chanel bag before, but I thought perhaps the topic was worth revisiting with these beautiful pictures. Check out our favorites after the jump or peep the full feature via StyleRepublic.






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Hewette3007
Hewette3007
10 years ago

Wow wish I can make my own rite now!

Brooke
10 years ago

love… want…. this is such a cool post <3

lori
lori
10 years ago

What country are these bags made in?  I remember reading something about some designer handbags being made in China with portions made in Italy or France.  I would like to know where the pictures were taken.  

cgrip
cgrip
9 years ago
Reply to  lori

You are referring to Burberry; I purchased a bag and seen that the label said “Made in China” and returned it quickly!!

MODA
MODA
10 years ago
Reply to  lori

Most of Chanel items are made in Italy, France and Spain (best quality of the 3 countries).

Deedee
Deedee
10 years ago

I would imagine — with a Chanel price tag of the thousands — that the bags are stitched together by hand. Would you say that it is mostly done by machine? 

christina
christina
8 years ago
Reply to  Deedee

hey as a seamstress and designer i must let you know that the machine you see here is a simple industrial straight stitch machine that is used by one seamstress to hand craft these bags which can take hours to days. this does not mean they are not hand made or hand crafted as opposed to lets say a cheaper company who uses heavy machinery that cuts the patterns and assembles the bags in mass quantities which require no skill or expertise to operate. Chanel and other high end brands tend to hire skilled seamstresses for their precision and quality and talent that is required to operate these industrial sized sewing machine which are just like what you see at homes =]

christina
christina
8 years ago
Reply to  christina

oh i forgot to mention there are also pictures of other machines used to cut, to hem, to bind etc but those are also directly operated by skilled craftsman and seamstresses. =]

Maryellen2341
Maryellen2341
10 years ago

There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power.

D_Magazine
D_Magazine
10 years ago

This is absolutely fabulous!  Thanks for this.  I hope you don’t mind if I reblog this.

D Magazine
http://dmagazine.me/

D_Magazine
D_Magazine
10 years ago

This is absolutely fabulous!  Thanks for this.  I hope you don’t mind if I reblog this.

D Magazine
http://dmagazine.me/

bells
bells
10 years ago

Too bad now they’re manufacturing the lining with canvas 🙁

Femme Tunisienne
10 years ago

This is absolutely fabulous!  Thanks for this.  I hope you don’t mind if I reblog this.

Vivi.T
Vivi.T
10 years ago

all done by machine but still so pricy…not worth it…unlike Hermes…very expensive but at least is all hand made..

MODA
MODA
10 years ago
Reply to  Vivi.T

Well, as far as I know, it is not true that Hèrmes  handbags are hand made… The only luxury brands that have all handmade items are Loewe and the Madras collection by PRADA.

MODA
MODA
10 years ago
Reply to  MODA

Oh, and the Handmade Collection by Gucci.

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