Penelope accessorized a beautiful outfit by Wyeth Designs with a coordinating beige Chanel classic flap handbag with gold hardware. Often called the 2.55 purse, sales associates simply refer to this purse as the “classic flap bag”. This purse is the foundation of any handbag collection. It is complete with double chain shoulder strap invented by Coco Chanel to free up use of a woman’s hands and quilted design inspired by jockey’s coats. Also featuring exterior love letter pocket, double flap closure and interior pockets to keep lipstick and compacts secure, it offers everything a lady needs. In the 1980s Karl Lagerfeld put the CC monogram turn clasp into the design. There are few purses that have lasted the test of time such as this one. This classic can be worn for evenings or even daytime paired up with jeans as Miss Cruz has.

The classic flap bag is carried season after season, often coming in limited edition colors. Available in lambskin or caviar leather, the latter is must more wear friendly scratch resistant leather but lambskin is a baby soft to the touch. This fall it is available in black, white, gray, a rich dark chocolate brown, yellow, light green, blush, ruby, clay, and two shades of beige.

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