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10 Reasons to Own a Chanel Flap Bag

Some people dream for years of owning a Chanel Classic Flap Bag or Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag (and now, a Chanel Boy Bag), some already own multiples of each, and still others think that they’re too traditional and played-out. I couldn’t agree less with that third group of people – with lots of finishes, colors and sizes, Chanel’s famous flaps have a little something that everyone can appreciate, if you stay open-minded. Still on the fence? Allow me to persuade you…

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag

1. They’re just going to go up in price later.

Seriously, are you considering buying one? If you are, go ahead and do it. Chanel is among the masters of the crippling price increase, jacking up the MSRPs of its bags every six months to a year, sometimes by as much as $500 for a basic bag. As a general rule, bags don’t hold their value all that well, but constantly rising prices keep the timeless flap bags fairly easy to resell for close to (or, in some cases, more than) what you paid. Plus, even if you don’t take resale into consideration, you’re just going to have to fork over more cash for the same bag in the very near future if you wait.

Chanel Classic Flap Bags

2. Owning one is like getting in to one of the most exclusive sororities on campus.

Except, you know, this is real life. Legendary actresses, socialites and royals have carried this bag, and hey, if you can’t marry a prince, you can at least buy the same bag as the women who do. Or the same bag as the girls from The Hills – it seems as though the bag has become the go-to accessory when a younger woman wants to signal to the world that she has grown and matured into a fashionable lady.

Chanel Cage Classic Flap Bags

3. So many designers have been “inspired” by the flap – if you’re going to pay big bucks, get the original.

Everyone from Urban Outfitters to Marc Jacobs has been accused of stealing from Chanel’s signature bag, and there’s a good reason for that – it’s timeless, iconic and still as relevant to luxury customers today as it was back in the 1950s. Chain straps and quilted leather have become nearly synonymous with the idea of the designer handbag, and the Chanel flap may even be more well-known across the world than the illustrious handbag holy grail, the Hermes Birkin.

Chanel Spring 2013 Classic Flaps

4. Buy a flap bag in caviar leather and it will likely outlive me and you both.

Seriously, that stuff is indestructible. Run your fingers – no, better yet, run your fingernails along it next time you’re near a Chanel bag made of the material, and you’ll see what I mean. It has a finish nearly as tough as Louis Vuitton monogram canvas, but you’re paying for actual leather instead of, well, canvas. With how much those monogram bags run these days, the price of a neutral leather Chanel bag with similar durability seems downright reasonable. But…

Chanel Python Wallet on Chain Flap Bag

5. Despite their cultural ubiquity, the bags themselves are still too price-prohibitive for everyone to own.

They come in sizes ranging from XS to XL, but even the smallest of the Chanel flap bags is way more expensive than the average woman wants to spend. You’re in no danger of seeing your bag on every woman on the block (unless you live on a really, really nice block, but if you do, there’s probably no sense in trying to stay one step ahead anyway), and even if you see a lot of people carrying non-Chanel bags that look similar, there’s absolutely no comparison when you see and hold a Chanel flap bag in person.

Chanel Small Boy Bag Red

6. The Chanel Boy Bag changed the game.

The Classic Flap has been popular for literally decades and the 2.55 Reissue helped revive the style in the mid-2000s, but it was clear that Chanel was going to have to produce a smart, modern-looking next generation flap bag to continue to woo customers who want Chanel bags to be as zeitgeist-y as the brand’s runway shows. With the Boy Bag, Chanel pulled off just that; a design that feels deeply rooted in the house’s handbag history but still new and different enough to beguile customers who don’t want to carry bags that their mothers are interested in.

Chanel Spring 2013 Classic Flaps

7. Chanel bags have the wait lists that no one talks about.

Last year, a friend who works for a different industry site contacted me about where one might actually find a black Chanel flap bag to purchase in New York City. This friend works in the industry and knew where to call to inquire about the bags, but the proverbial cupboards were bare. When Megs bought her Reissue 2.55, she had to make more than one stop to find it. Another friend in the industry ended up buying a beautiful teal Classic Flap when black, which had been what she thought she wanted, wasn’t in stock. Although the struggles to get a Chanel bag aren’t as legendary as those chronicled by Hermes customers, it’s still pretty hard to lay your hands on exactly the Chanel flap bag you’re looking for, and for a lot of customers, that makes the hunt even more rewarding.

Chanel Spring 2014 Flap Bags

8. There are more choices now than ever before.

The more women want Chanel flap bags, the more version the company fires out. In addition to the recent introduction of the Boy bags, Chanel puts out tons of very visually specific, heavily themed collections per year, which means that there’s a flap bag to fit everyone from the ultimate girly girl to the grunge goddess. Chanel’s famous for quilted black leather, but if you think that’s all it is, think again.

Chanel Burgundy Flap Bag

9. There’s a healthy vintage market for Chanel bags.

Not trying to pay full price? We don’t blame you. Because Chanel bags have been around in some of the same versions they are now for literally decades, it’s not that difficult to find a pre-owned version in good condition for a more reasonable price, as long as the bag isn’t from the past few years or a limited edition. There’s probably a high-end consignment store in your area with some options, as well as online specialists like Heritage Auctions and What Goes Around Comes Around at ShopBop.

Chanel Sequin Classic Flap Bag

10. Chanel is magic.

It’s easy to get cynical about fashion, especially when it’s an industry that you practically live in, but there’s just something about Chanel that feels special no matter what. Even when I don’t like a particular design or collection, the company’s aura is just about as intoxicating as branding can get. I don’t understand exactly why, since Karl Lagerfeld frequently veers into ridiculousness, but then again, maybe that’s exactly it. Chanel is often fantastical, and there’s still value in that when it comes to luxury.

Prices start around $3,000. Please contact Chanel customer service at (800) 550-0005 for more information.

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mary s
mary s
14 years ago

gotta say i have never understood chanel…. its quilted leather…. umm, yes, and??? but there is never a good “and”?? at those prices the answer should be “it’s quilted leather and its completely hand made and hand quilted by one french maiden. the last stitch is finished on the night of her deflowering, and she kills the cow and tans the leather herself…” otherwise there is no reason for it, other than show off, i say use that money for Hermes or the cheaper LV bags.

Pookie F.
Pookie F.
14 years ago
Reply to  mary s

LOL – great comment! and??…too funny. 🙂 I agree with you 100%

Pookie F.
Pookie F.
14 years ago
Reply to  Pookie F.

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Janinevs
Janinevs
14 years ago

And no 2 is exactly why I can’t bring myself to buy one, I see that bag and I think trashy Hollywood. Which is a shame as they are beautifull, I always fondle them when I’m in a Chanel store.

Karolynka
Karolynka
14 years ago

I completely agree with you Amanda!! I dream of owning a large flap bag in tan or neutral…drooling 🙂 that day, i won’t be walking.. I’ll fly with my CC.. lets just hope i won’t be too old before i can afford one..

MAC
MAC
13 years ago
Reply to  Karolynka

Im with ya – am a total Chanel addict but prices are getting insane – I posted this on my blog today to try to help my fellow CC lovers, discounts are not ridiculous but they are worth checking out:
http://shhhstore.blogspot.com/2010/09/lots-of-good-stuff-incl-chanel-bags-at.html

Diane
Diane
14 years ago

Amanda,

I love when you write these type of blogs! I get my husband to read them and then it is you who has talked him into the thought that I need this bag for my collection. Happy Spring!

Shelly
Shelly
14 years ago
Reply to  Diane

Hahaha I do the exact same thing, I just sent this article to my boyfriend 🙂

Mochababe73
Mochababe73
14 years ago

Well, a teacher’s salary just doesn’t afford one to buy a Chanel. I have wanted one since I was a teenager, but I have just resigned myself to the fact that I won’t own one anytime soon. I haven’t had a credit card in 14 years, and I have no intention on putting myself in debt to purchase a handbag.
It doesn’t mean that I have stopped my search to find an affordable one at a resale shop or estate sale.

lightdays
lightdays
14 years ago
Reply to  Mochababe73

Not necessarily true. Many people including myself either have no jobs or regular lower paying jobs and still bought a Chanel bag without being in debt. You just have to save up and put an amount of money aside each month. Save, save, save and you’ll have the bag.

baglover
baglover
9 years ago
Reply to  lightdays

The problem with saving for a
chanel is that the price keeps increasing and when you can finally afford to buy the
price it is today, it has increased by so much that you have to save up again.
It’s a never ending cycle of saving. I reckon you bought it on your credit
card and paid it off in years!

baglover
baglover
9 years ago
Reply to  lightdays

would you rather have food to eat or a chanel bag. People with no jobs should be buying what they need not what they want.

S
S
9 years ago
Reply to  lightdays

RIGHT, and what do you wear with your Chanel bag, when you are jobless?!! Your focus is just in the wrong direction.

Yani
Yani
10 years ago
Reply to  lightdays

I agree, you just have to save $4 a day for 3 years than you can buy a chanel bag.

NAR
NAR
10 years ago
Reply to  Yani

When saving, it’s probably important to take into consideration the price increases that happen.

Ester
Ester
10 years ago
Reply to  NAR

I am a 22 year old university student. I am a year from being a elementary school teacher! I have always loved designer bags and have been collecting since I was 17. I come from a well off family and am very fortunate to have my parents pay for my schooling, car, insurance etc. But I work as well, from a young age my parents have installed the importance of saving in me. I have been working since 16, everything from Mcdonalds, clothing stores etc. I have a fairly good job now that pays well – for a student at least. I just bought my first Chanel Bag couple months ago, the Chanel 2.55 Jumbo! I promised myself I would treat myself when I complete my degree! I did not go in debt from purchasing a high end luxury item and I still have alot in the bank. If you love something you will find away to get it, saving money can do wonders for you! Anyone can own a designer bag – teacher or not. Saving is extremely important, and i’d much rather use my money on a Chanel Bag over going out each weekend and partying any day! Can’t wait to get more bags once I start teaching and I get my Masters in Education as well!

S
S
9 years ago
Reply to  Ester

Of course you think anyone can buy a Chanel when they don’t have any responsibilities. Most people who are in your position who pay their own college, car, insurance among other things would never have the $ to do this. Maybe when they are 40, and if they never have children.

Ashley
Ashley
9 years ago
Reply to  S

What’s wrong with that? Her parents pay for basic needs, and she pays for luxury items. I’m in college too, and I don’t know a single kid who has to fend for themselves. The times have changed.

Fedup
Fedup
8 years ago
Reply to  Ashley

Oh Ashley, clearly you don’t know how hard it is when others are not as fortunate to have parents that aren’t selfish. My best friends and husband’s friends (including us) had to work extremely hard to earn money in order to pay for our own lunches, transportation or basic necessities because it was our way of life. Not sure if you really know the struggles of immigrant families.

Aimee
Aimee
13 years ago
Reply to  lightdays

agree with on that one ..no need to be rich to own that kind of bag.. Im not rich but I have one..if you want one save up!!!:))

mochababe73
mochababe73
14 years ago
Reply to  Mochababe73

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Dulce
Dulce
14 years ago

I have the marc jacobs quilted and it just isnt the same, I thought it would satisfy the craving I had for a classic flap but it did not, however, it made me spend a lot more money because the next month… I bought a classic flap bag! 🙂 I love it! Thanks Marc Jacobs!

eorchid
eorchid
14 years ago

My immediate reaction to the title of the article, “you don’t have to tell ME that!”, because I’ve been dying for a flap (actually, a reissue flap) for a while now. Love this article, especially reason #1. Too bad I’m a grad student and will have to save my pennies for a while to get one!

ad
ad
14 years ago

ohhh.. they’re beautiful aren’t they? but i very much prefer the lambskin ones. they look far more luxurious than the caviar

CarolineLondon
CarolineLondon
14 years ago

I’ve wanted one of these for years and still do.
I daren’t go into a Chanel store or concession because I know I’d come out with one, and I can’t really afford it. I mean, it’s two grand on a HANDBAG! I have yet to break the 4-figure barrier. Some day though, some day *soon* at this rate!

Dania
Dania
14 years ago

I want one so bad, I brought the half-moon woc to help me get through until I can afford the classic flap. I’m still not sure what size I will get when I do save enough to get it….

Tracy
Tracy
14 years ago

Better than Zoloft and a Martini as a mood stabilizer! Dressed up or down, timeless elegance.

Kelly
Kelly
14 years ago

…sending this to my boyfriend who thinks I’m crazy. He just simply thinks the prices are absurd – he doesn’t get the rational behind owning a classic, timeless piece.

rhea
rhea
14 years ago

I agree they look very classic and I love the design, but they have become a way (at least in my group) for these girls to make a point to show off their status, hence I’m so over them. I don’t feel the need to show off how much I have (or don’t have). I don’t mind different ones, non-quilted, different chain etc but I find no individuality in being like everyone else. I picked up a non-classic gold one last week with great workmanship, can’t argue that they make them flawless. I also agree that classics are probably much better investment in terms of re-sell value, but I just refuse to carry one just because everyone else in my group has one. Not to put anyone off, they are gorgeous and make you feel great 🙂

debbie
debbie
14 years ago

Love this purse! I got my daughter one when she turned 18 and she was hooked. It is now a birthday tradition:) But you are this is a great investment– the price did go up 6 months after I bought it. Better return than my 401K!!

Kate
Kate
14 years ago

I’ve been wanting to purchase one for years so I opted for Louis Vuitton, they have online store. I’m finally convinced on getting one! There are no stores in our area that carries Chanel purses. Is there a legitimite sites that sells authentic ones? I know Nordstrom and Bloomingdales sells it on their stores but not online any suggestion where I can get them online.

lightdays
lightdays
14 years ago
Reply to  Kate

You can order them via phone from the Chanel stores. Just locate any store here at: chanel.com. Call them up and ask if you can order which most likely you can order over the phone. Then they’ll ship it to you.

NANCYH
NANCYH
14 years ago

that is so true
i dream about having one since…mmm i was 3 probably!!
bags are probably my favourite thing in the world
but as a 15years old my lovely mum thinks it stupid spend so much money in bags
(theory that she apply just with me because too young and she happly skip with her bags)
-.-”
steel keep dreaming 🙁

Kristen
Kristen
14 years ago

I have LV and Fendi, which I love, but I’m currently saving for a Chanel flap – I’ve been wanting one for awhile now, and I always end up buying slightly less expensive bags. No more!! I’m just going to wait a smidge and get this lovely lovely thing 🙂

lightdays
lightdays
14 years ago
Reply to  Kristen

I was like you. Into LV, Fendi, and Chanel. Now I’m all about Chanel and LV.

19yearslater
19yearslater
14 years ago

I love the way younger celebs wear classic flaps with boyfriend jeans, it’s a look that strangely works. Chanel’s not in the cards for me just yet but someday I want a red flap bag. These five reasons why posts are great.

carly
carly
14 years ago

with $2,000 there are SO many better things you could do… like donate it to a good charity?

Bailey
Bailey
12 years ago
Reply to  carly

Carly, most of the money you donate to charity goes to the ceo, workers, etc. While a bag is like carrying a piece of artwork, and holds up for a VERY, VERY long time. I agree on the fact that yes, you can buy many other things with that 2,000, like get out of debt (If you are in it,) savings, or you could get roughly three louisvuitton bags (depends on the bag, price, etc..)

papertiger
papertiger
14 years ago

totally agree with #3 :yes:

Sim
Sim
14 years ago

Is the caviar better than the lambskin? I always thought that the lambskin looks better, more chic… But maybe it’s less durable?

Scottsdale Kim
Scottsdale Kim
10 years ago
Reply to  Sim

I agree completely. I have three bags in lambskin and the dye wears off of the corners no matter how careful you are with the bag.

Cavier is beautiful and far less stressful. i do have one exception, my Cerf tote has been at Chanel for months in repair because the dye rubbed off of numerous corners and it is less than a year old.

lightdays
lightdays
14 years ago
Reply to  Sim

Yes!!! Caviar is always more durable than the lambskin. In fact, caviar is more popular than lambskin jumbos. Everyone wants caviar. If you look around on tPF, more women bought the caviar flaps than the lambskin ones.

justa9url
justa9url
14 years ago

This post kills me because I already know…maybe I should show this to my boyfriend who obviously disagrees with me about bags. *sighs One day I’ll be a proud owner of a Chanel Flap Bag, the one with the original turnlock and not the CC even though the CC is more recognizable…something about being the original turnlock attracts me more.

gpc
gpc
14 years ago

At 43 years old and it being my first Chanel purchase, it took me over a year to find the perfect one. At first I shyed away from the classic flap, but believe it or not, my final decision was a Maxi flap in the metallic grey. This color is unbelievable. I dress it up and down. I will own this forever and it will never go out of style. To make it even more special, it was my 20 year wedding anniversary gift from my husband.

Stacy
Stacy
14 years ago

I will have to remain in the third group. Just not a CC fan.

Pookie F. - (Stacy)
Pookie F. - (Stacy)
14 years ago
Reply to  Stacy

(fb) – needed to add

Jacqueline Suzanne
Jacqueline Suzanne
14 years ago

I love Chanel bags and own them…but I am not a fan of the Flap.

Grace
Grace
14 years ago

The classic flap is my one and only designer bag. It was a very special gift from my husband once he started working again after being laid off. It will always be special to me because of the thought and time my husband put in in finding the perfect bag for me.

I have the black caviar leather, any suggestions as to how to clean it? The ladies at the CHANEL store weren’t very helpful. Thanks!

Glo
Glo
14 years ago

You are so right!
I hope one day to have one, my mom got me a $1000 gift card to Saks, so all I need to do is work on the rest of the money. One day I will own the bag…it’s like a key element to any fashionista’s wardrobe.

dohamallrat
dohamallrat
14 years ago

iwish there are Chanel bags for Men…………wish.

Celeste
Celeste
14 years ago

I want the pink one sooooooo bad…some day it will be mine 🙂

Vivre²
Vivre²
14 years ago

Ok, i know, 2000$ is a lot, but I keep telling myself that it’s worth it, it’s a piece of art, I’ll never have to buy another bag when I have a 2.55 (ok, I will never have to buy a bag that expensive…)
I really can’t afford one right now, but some day, I will.
And just in case, I’ll send this article to my BF =)

Sofia Nolan
Sofia Nolan
14 years ago

I have one too, very practic and easy to use. It`s not authentic though, but it`s more than I`d ever wish for 🙂

Danielle Szikszai
Danielle Szikszai
14 years ago

A chanel bag is passport to another era – timeless and elegant.

covertanjou
covertanjou
14 years ago

I was planning on asking my husband to get me the classic black in lambskin for our 25th anniversary. I have wanted one of these bags forever. Now, I just have to wait till November!

Lulu
Lulu
14 years ago

Omg and here I thought I literally just convinced myself that I’m just gonna take this bag out of my head, until maybe I get married. Even though I can afford it to be honest, but of course I have some priorities here and there. Then I see this topic..and I’m like *SOB* now I want it all over again!

Idealist
Idealist
14 years ago

Great post! If any bag can be rationalized its definitely this one! Unfortunately @ $2000 minimum I still can’t afford it right @ this very moment, but that doesn’t mean I never will!

An4
An4
14 years ago

I always thought this was a granny-bag and all those who were “inspired” by it ruined it for me because you can see versions of the flap in pvc and other man made materials in every store, BUT then I saw a blue metallic flap and fell in love… so I’ll def. have it some day.

husband
husband
14 years ago

How do I get this blog taken down permanently due to crimes against husbands around the world??? My wife has forwarded this to all her friends, and now I’m getting all the heat from all the husbands!!!

Vlad Dusil
Admin
Vlad Dusil
14 years ago
Reply to  husband

The outcome is inevitable. She will get what she desires. Resistance is futile.

Alyson
Alyson
14 years ago

Proud owner of a classic Maxi flap which I bought second-hand.
It’s good for the environment and the wallet!

gacats
gacats
14 years ago

I finally bought a lambskin flap with gold hardware 2 years ago. It is classic, elegant and I deserve it. (fb)

Platinumdoll
Platinumdoll
10 years ago
Reply to  gacats

Hi gacats…I purchased one in the late 90’s…it’s still beautiful. Enjoy your Chanel!

hlm89434
hlm89434
14 years ago

A must have!!! (FB)

Sheryl
Sheryl
14 years ago

This timeless piece will be in my possession one day. It will represent my hard work and success! Oh how I love thee <3 (fb)

Effie
Effie
14 years ago

Because Chanel is timeless and beautiful, AND because every woman deserves a little luxury. The Chanel legacy has been around for so many years and it makes me feel good to be a part of it. (fb)

Pamela
Pamela
14 years ago

I really want one! I have a piggy bank just for that! (fb)

sarah lindborg
sarah lindborg
14 years ago

so timeless and classy..this purse will never go out of style and the quality looks unbelivable…..this purse reminds me of something Grace Kelly or Jackie O would have…facebook

Cristina
Cristina
14 years ago

gorgeous and classic!! hopefully one day! 🙂 (fb)

Katy
Katy
14 years ago

Wow, this one I would love to have fb

Diane Stokes
Diane Stokes
14 years ago

I would love to own this purse! (fb)

Lizzie
Lizzie
14 years ago

I love this! One day I will own a Chanel bag… they are just classics and will never go out of style
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Kim
Kim
14 years ago

These bags are so gorgeous and timeless! I can’t imagine a time or place where carrying one of these wouldn’t make you look and feel immediately classy and pulled together. Now, if I could only finish up school and land an amazing job, I’d be all set to make one of these beauties mine, ha ha =) (fb)

Jenna
Jenna
14 years ago

I die for this bag. Someday… (fb)

Nessa
Nessa
14 years ago

well… you’ve easily convinced me to get one! lol (fb)

seriously, though… Chanel flaps are classic and pretty much a staple for many fashionistas!

Amy
Amy
14 years ago

I’d love to own one someday. (fb)

Susan
Susan
14 years ago

I would LOVE to own a REAL channel bag.. but would be careful what i chose… some can look dated but with the event of “mad men” vintage is in… it would be great! But I would most likely bring it home and watch it admiringly from afar, it would be way to pretty to tote around! (fb)

Assiya
Assiya
14 years ago

ahh, it is in my wish list. One day I buy it! (fb)

cheerie
cheerie
14 years ago

Oh Chanel boutique how i love thee! I bought my best friend a pair of earrings from there. I have yet to make the money to get myself a lil something from there though! I do own a pair of shades which are my absolute favorite pair EvEr…. but a bag… sigh… someday!! (fb)

Jen
Jen
14 years ago

Not too sure I dig these quilted things. Maybe when I am much older. (fb)

Lydia
Lydia
14 years ago

If I had to purchase any high end purse, it would be a Chanel flap purse. Others are too trendy or dated. This one will never be either. And imitations/inspired bags will never fully encapsulate the Chanel feeling or status. (fb)

Tahnee
Tahnee
14 years ago

Wow, this was a very interesting post…..ever since the Hills, I’ve wanted a Chanel bag. If I had the money, i’d fork it over. You pay for quality! Haha…plus it’s nice to know not everybody will have your bag. I love Coach purses, but they are running rampant! lol I don’t like having the same things as everybody else. That’s just me, though! 🙂 (fb)

Cynthia Frank
Cynthia Frank
14 years ago

I agree. If you’re spending the money, getr the original. So timeless and classic. Owning one would signify coming into adulthood…reaching success.
A girl can dream, can’t she??
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jonah
jonah
14 years ago

I would love walking downtown wearing my Chanel bag, turning the heads of both men and women, causing them to wonder, does Chanel make man bags?as a guy i think its a privilege to own one..its the brand of all brands for me its been a big hit since the day i was born now that im in college i think i need to own one . a REAL one.

jonah
jonah
14 years ago

I would love walking downtown wearing my Chanel bag, turning the heads of both men and women, causing them to wonder, does Chanel make man bags?as a guy i think its a privilege to own one..its the brand of all brands for me its been a big hit since the day i was born now that im in college i think i need to own one . a REAL one.(fb)

Rosanna
Rosanna
14 years ago

Unfortunately I am a poor college student, but when I’m settled into a career, this will definitely be my first bag purchase! (fb)

Joyce
Joyce
14 years ago

i got one~ and i LOVE it. i don’t use it often tho. cuz i usually carry a lot of stuff. (fb)

troger
troger
14 years ago

I have one in white, It’s too up tight to use for everyday but I still love it!!!! : )

Veronia Allen
Veronia Allen
14 years ago

All Chanel bags are beautiful, but pricy!! (fb)

robyn
robyn
14 years ago

Beautiful…need I say more? (fb)

Linda Davis
Linda Davis
14 years ago

Thanks so much for this post! I’m on the wait list for one and have been waiting so long, I began questioning whether it was worth it. Now, I’m convinced it is. (fb)

Shine
Shine
14 years ago

Chanel Flap bag had been in my wish list long time ago, the classic bag had been very ideal for me, like what you’ve said the pice is really high and i need to save some bucks before i can have this..but being practical as i am .. i am considering a pre owned bag. (fb)

Dawn
Dawn
14 years ago

It is beautiful although probably wouldn’t be a great every day bag for me since I carry everything including the kitchen sink in my bag. That is why I love my Linea Pelle Dylan tote. I can carry so much! (fb)

Yenli
Yenli
14 years ago

I want one so bad! (fb)

joana
joana
14 years ago

how i wish i can own one 🙁 (fb)

Rachel Tiller
Rachel Tiller
14 years ago

Who wouldnt love a chahel… (fb)

Rachel
Rachel
14 years ago

hoping someday in the near future to purchase one…they seriously NEVER go our of style. (fb)

Kizzy Vatcharakomonphan
Kizzy Vatcharakomonphan
14 years ago

You’ll regret it if you don’t own one.

<3 Chanel
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Maria
Maria
14 years ago

I’m partial to the Chanel flap…my HG, though, is the Chanel diamond stitch tote!!! (fb)

Donna C.
Donna C.
14 years ago

I have spending more and more time in the Chanel forum. The price is so high though and not sure I feel ok with spending that much money on a bag….the flap is beautiful and you don’t get much more classic than that. (fb)

Paulina
Paulina
14 years ago

Cannot wait to own one some day. (fb)

AimeeR
AimeeR
14 years ago

My dream, to one day own a Chanel handbag…. (bf)

AY
AY
14 years ago

Love Chanel classic flaps!! They’re so timeless. (fb)

lynne
lynne
14 years ago

I have one reissue ” crocs” , quilted black satin, size small, love it ! however, I think large or jumbo will be too big, won’t be cute at that size.

Jacelyn
Jacelyn
14 years ago

Have always wanted to get a Chanel. Hope someday I can earn my own keeps and buy one to pamper myself. 🙂 (fb)

Moudane
Moudane
14 years ago

This is the bag that even when I was a child a wanted so bad …(fb)

sketchy
sketchy
14 years ago

Sorry I’m biased, but I don’t think there’s any other bag more beautiful than Chanel flap! Even though I’m also a fan of several other brands, there’s really nothing like a timeless flap… It really pulls your whole outfit together no matter you dress up or down! (fb)

Grace
Grace
14 years ago

I would LOVE to own this bag! As soon as I graduate from college and get a real job, I will definitely look into it. (fb)

swags
swags
14 years ago

I’ve always thought this was a classic bag. Perfect for most occasions. I don’t care for the fact that so many trashier young celebs are carrying them. (fb)

Hannah
Hannah
14 years ago

chanel bags are classic and completely glamorous!!
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Jasmine
Jasmine
14 years ago

i have one in white and i aspire to own one in every colour possible! lol (fb)

Camille
Camille
14 years ago

Classic and an investment bag – never out of style =) (fb)

covertanjou
covertanjou
14 years ago

I want the lambskin medium size…I think the large is too big (fb)

Florence
Florence
14 years ago

ultimate girly wish-to own a chanel purse-i wish, i wish, i wish!!!! (fb)

Re
Re
14 years ago

I don’t own any Chanel bags my Mom does. When I was younger, I always wanted to use them. Now, when I go out, it seems as though every bridge and tunnel girl has on a bandage skirt, platform heels and a Chanel flap bag.
Waiting for this trend to be over so I can start borrowing my Mom’s! (fb)

Lilly P.
Lilly P.
14 years ago

This bag is so beautiful and so classic! (fb)

Deborah Curran
Deborah Curran
14 years ago

I love this bag. It’s a classic and so elegant. Wish I had the money to buy a designer bag. (FB)

lockit838
lockit838
14 years ago

Brings out the elegance in me…It is a must have!!!!!! (FB)

Maren S. Bana-ag
Maren S. Bana-ag
14 years ago

ooohhhhlalallala ah ilav it! sooooo elegant!!! really love it hope to have one! (FB)

Kathryn
Kathryn
14 years ago

Absolutely a classic must-have!

Sue-ellen Brown
Sue-ellen Brown
14 years ago

(fb) love it but it is pricey…oh well..

Karren
Karren
14 years ago

I have been saving up since waaaaay back to get one… sure hope I’d be at the end of the tunnel and finally own one… (fb)

Kathryn
Kathryn
14 years ago

loveeeeeeeeeeeeee! (fb)

Rowie barnes
Rowie barnes
14 years ago

It completes your wardrobe and anyone seen carrying this bag looks fab…(fb)

Mika
Mika
14 years ago

how i wish i could have one before i turn 33.. ayayay w/ those price increase every 6 mos to a year.. waaaaaaaaaahhhh.. need to work double! (fb)

Deb
Deb
14 years ago

I wasn’t a fan but you have convinced me!! (fb)

Roxanna
Roxanna
14 years ago

oh how I long for the day when I can afford one! (fb)

Cara
Cara
14 years ago

Someday I will have one – I remember seeing them on tv shows growing up and always wanting that look. My mom was not into fashion so it took year for me to figure out what it was – and that I need it so badly! (fb)

Karla
Karla
14 years ago

Definitely on my wish list …. I don’t need to be convinced. LOL! (fb)

Julia
Julia
14 years ago

Once a Chanel girl, always a Chanel girl. ^_^ (fb)

pursegirl
pursegirl
14 years ago

It’s CHANEL….what other reason do you need (fb)

jonathanxaviertay
jonathanxaviertay
14 years ago

love it. would definitely get it if im actually a girl!! lol (fb)

Hillary
Hillary
14 years ago

I just got my first chanel bag, the quilted flap bag!!! i’m in love, gonna be burried in it!!! <333 I saved up forever, and even took some of my college graduation money to buy it! (sshhhh, just between me and you, k?) But like The Purse Blog said, buy it now, cause the price isnt going anywhere but up!!! Plus its a classic that will always be in style! 😉 (fb)

lora
lora
14 years ago

I just love it.but i still cant afford…(fb)

Kitti Laki
Kitti Laki
14 years ago

wow. i kind of want one. (fb) Contest entry!

Jacqueline
Jacqueline
14 years ago

Yes! Everything you wrote was spot on!!!! I am happy I kept my vintages (fb)

Pat
Pat
14 years ago

Classics never go out of style. ‘(fb)’

JJ
JJ
14 years ago

If I had money to throw away (or found one dirt cheap second-hand), I’d be happy to own one, BUT, I would never save up for one. I couldn’t spend $2-3,000 on something so “simple” when there are so many other interesting and different bags out there for much less money. I’m very happy with my Marc Jacobs quilted Single with chain strap. I don’t need a bag to say “I’ve finally made it”! (fb)

lightdays
lightdays
14 years ago
Reply to  JJ

Yeah I was like that when I saved up for the jumbo flap. I bought it and I thought, “This isn’t worth it. Now I’m broke and have no money left.” So I returned it and bought another Chanel bag for less than half the price of the jumbo. I was so much happier because I had over $1k in the end from returning the jumbo and getting a cheaper Chanel bag.

NamNam
NamNam
14 years ago

I’ll bought it someday when i graduate and get a nice paid job. . .

Jocelyn
Jocelyn
14 years ago

I own a CHANEL jumbo flap and I love how it can be worn with almost any outfit. It can hold a lot of items plus it truly has a beautiful timeless look to it! (fb)

Jennifer
Jennifer
14 years ago

I don’t like the newer styles, they go out of style way too quickly for the price. I’d go with a classic style. (fb)

PhotoGirl
PhotoGirl
14 years ago

You are preaching to the choir! 🙂 This is the one iconic bag that I am saving for and I will happily throw the money down when the day finally arrives.

faith24
faith24
14 years ago

i would to own one when i have money (fb)

toni canlas
toni canlas
14 years ago

i think one reason why a lot of women covets a Chanel is because it is price-prohibitive!
But the Chanel 2.55 is a classic! It is money well spent ‘(fb)’

Gelynn
Gelynn
14 years ago

This bag is gorgeous!!! I love it! (fb)

hikarupanda
hikarupanda
14 years ago

I still love the look of Chanel flaps, but the price increase vs quality keeps going down is the exact reason why I stop buying Chanel….in 2005, the reissue first came out and my 226 was “only” $1995, in 2006 the caviar jumbo was like $1650….the high price nowadays made me feel like a total rip off, especially when quality is going down. I also… See More think that it’s silly to buy a bag so that u can feel like being in a special sorority on campus….I don’t mind spending that kinda money on bags, but ONLY buy it if you love it, it works for ur lifestyle (so it doesn’t end up sitting in ur closet), and you know the quality will stand the test of time (unlike the metallic reissue which has dye coming off in just a couple of years!) (fb)

Q
Q
14 years ago

Because it’s worth the money (fb)

ceejay
ceejay
14 years ago

amazing (fb)

satany_caftan
satany_caftan
14 years ago

I would move in with my sister and live in one room with her her for one of these beauties (fb)

Jenny
Jenny
14 years ago

I would love to own one someday!! (fb)

ginfred
ginfred
14 years ago

I love the bag! Timeless and classy! ‘(fb)’

Mhairi Graham
Mhairi Graham
14 years ago

They are absolutely stunning and I couldn’t agree more with your point about signalling that you have ‘grown up’ fashion wise. I never really liked these bags in my youth but I’ve really come to appreciate the timeless looks. And your point about prices always going up stuck a chord too..maybe this year should finally be the year when I take the plunge! (fb)

Beth
Beth
14 years ago

*sigh* One day. One day I’ll have one. Not now unfortunately. My bank would object very loudly. Stupid bank. Ruining all my fun. (fb)

YinFong
YinFong
14 years ago

I LOVE Chanel’s flap bag!! Glamarous and gorgeous ♥ ♥ ♥

Crystin Jean
Crystin Jean
14 years ago

How can anyone think they’re traditional and played out? Yes they’re CLASSIC. Classic, chic, and beautiful! (fb)

ginny
ginny
14 years ago

timeless piece
I guess since I can’t get my hands on one yet, i’ll try to run my fingernails through one to see how tough they really are. haha (fb)

Sofia
Sofia
14 years ago

Am wondering when it is going to be a give away 😀 (fb)

Karin bag4bag
Karin bag4bag
14 years ago

It is like a dream bag…THE dream bag. One I doubt I will ever manage to buy, but it is still a nice dream !

kellie wilson
kellie wilson
14 years ago

I agree that the classic flap is simply that..classic. I actually bought a pink classic flap a few years ago but I found it was soooo small inside that I had to cram my things in it and then it distorted the look of the purse from the outside so I ending up having to sell it. I thought the bag was beautiful but I really don’t regret my decision. (fb)

geraldine
geraldine
14 years ago

dream bag is right! i ‘m in love with the one in white (fb)

courtney
courtney
14 years ago

Point number One is how I talked my husband into buying me one for Christmas three years ago. So glad that I did! (FB)

Kathrine
Kathrine
14 years ago

It’s true. I bought Chanel 2.55 when I was17 because I wanted something that was timeless and I love the style of it. (fb)

Deborah Smith Spivey
Deborah Smith Spivey
14 years ago

Because I don’t have one YET!!!!!!!!!!!! (fb)

Eliana
Eliana
14 years ago

so beautiful and so timeless (fb)

Emily
Emily
14 years ago

so beautiula and classic (fb)

karinnska
karinnska
14 years ago

I would like a quilted flap bag, but the Chanel cachet isn’t important to me at this time.(fb)

Lydia M
Lydia M
14 years ago

Because it’s a MUST! 😉 (fb)

Sheila
Sheila
14 years ago

One of my dream bags that I know I’ll never be able to buy! so gorgeous and classy! It will be around forever! (fb)

Marilyn
Marilyn
14 years ago

i love this bag!!!! I would love to own one!!! (fb)

Anika
Anika
14 years ago

I want one so badly! I’m still young… Maybe one day… (fb)

amanda
amanda
14 years ago

it’s classic, no doubt, so beautiful! (fb)

Sandy Flores
Sandy Flores
14 years ago

Gosh! If I have this bag, I’d be confident wearing any outfit! (fb)

Cate
Cate
14 years ago

love love love it! Those are some compelling reasons (fb)

dr.huni
dr.huni
14 years ago

I think its exclusivity has gone down. And is becoming main stream.
I hate watching the girls on The Hills wear classic pieces when they have no sense of style.
Every thing is a brand, head to toe.
Gives cali girls a bad name… Even tho I’m from nyc 😛 hehe

Charlene
Charlene
14 years ago

I’m dying to have a Jumbo Caviar Flap. I’m still saving for it though. It’s such a big purchase, but i bet that it’s worth it. I had the medium lambskin flap before, and I sold it. Now, I’m in deep regret. I gotta have the Jumbo Caviar flap before the price increase again!!

Amanda
Amanda
14 years ago

It’s not the money that matters to me, but I find Chanel so not my style, that’s why I have yet to convince myself that I need one.(fb)

Denise
Denise
14 years ago

It’s a dream to own one, currently saving up to get one of my own!

Claire
Claire
14 years ago

I don’t think the rest of my clothes, lifestyle, etc. would match a Chanel bag. Maybe when I’m older (and I’m not that young!!!) (fb)

Karen
Karen
14 years ago

Love Chanel, don’t own a simgle Chanel anything though, beyond a nail polish! One day.
(fb)

Jen
Jen
14 years ago

Classic!

Lily
Lily
14 years ago

love love love this bag… my best friend and i have the goal of buying a chanel flap bag for our 30th bdays! (fb)

Andjaidy
Andjaidy
14 years ago

I just have one reason… Just want to own one!!!

Tamee
Tamee
14 years ago

Because classic is classic! (fb)

JennMSU
JennMSU
14 years ago

Almost done w/ my Masters. When I’m done, Chanel here I come! So fabulous. (fb)

kimmy B
kimmy B
14 years ago

I would love to buy another CC, but I’m not sure which one to get! I want them all (FB)

Kate
Kate
14 years ago

I have the mini and I want the jumbo soooo badly, the lambskin is definitely not worth the money I have a wallet made of lambskin and it wears poorly.

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Valentina
Valentina
14 years ago

Really good five reasons… but I’m not sure I have reasons, I just want them all 🙁 (fb)

Katrina Bowers
Katrina Bowers
14 years ago

THis is my dream bag….so classic….so ME! (fb)

Tiff Chao
Tiff Chao
14 years ago

Very pretty bag. (fb)

Joy
Joy
14 years ago

I love Chanel. Timeless. But, I’m a poor grad student. (fb)

Brenda Cervantes
Brenda Cervantes
14 years ago

I’m dying for a Chanel. I own a couple of LV’s, Dior and Gucci, and have always wanted a Chanel, but I never know what style to get. I’m torn between a Classic style like this or something a little trendier but I guess for me first Chanel, I should go classic. I am hopefully getting one for my MBA graduation. (fb)

Marilyn
Marilyn
14 years ago

I love the classic style — it looks especially fabulous when you’re wearing clothes that are totally NOT classic. (fb)

Jessica
Jessica
14 years ago

I’m dying to get some chanel bags! but not really in the budget of a college student :/ (fb)

Shannon Baker
Shannon Baker
14 years ago

I can’t afford this bag, but have always wanted one! Kate spade made a beautiful quilted bag that i may get becaus4e of this Chanel bag.

(FB)

Sher77
Sher77
14 years ago

I have several Chanel bags, I’ve collected for a long time. My very favorites are the classic 2.55 flap bags, for sure. The history of the bag is interesting. My go to bag is usually the black caviar jumbo with silver hardware. It is literally a work horse bag. Never over done, for any ocassion. I love, love the look and feel of the lambskin, but it isn’t as durable.

Kayla
Kayla
14 years ago

Fabulous, one of the most iconic bags ever. (FB)

theresa
theresa
14 years ago

Sorry they ae just overpriced for what they are and I am one of those individuals who does not care what celebrities, royals, or reality stars carry. Them spending 2K on a bag is like me spending 5$ on a bag relative to income. 🙂

To charge over 2 grand for a handbag is robbery and I won’t fall for it. Yes it is well made and iconic but there are lots of well made handbags out there for 25% the price. Chanel just overcharges as they have convinced the masses that the bags are “worth it” ditto Hermes. If you knew the actual cost to make the bag the profit margins would sicken you trust me (from a gal who knows) 🙂

Lynn
Lynn
14 years ago

Love it! *sigh* The stuff that dreams are made of! (fb)

Ann
Ann
14 years ago

I’m not a Chanel fan, just don’t like the design and would certainly not be able to pay that kind of money for a bag (fb)

abitnerdy
abitnerdy
14 years ago

Ok, now i’m dying to get my hands on one. They’re pretty in photos even better in person and brings so much class to an outfit. Instant fashion points for its owner. le sigh… to be able to afford one (fb)

Debbie
Debbie
14 years ago

Not a big fan of Chanel and would rather spend the money on something else. (fb)

Patricia
Patricia
14 years ago

I’m thinking of getting one on my 25th bday (next year).. maybe i should start saving! 😀 (fb)

Mai Thao
Mai Thao
14 years ago

I love this.. I want it so bad!

Joy
Joy
14 years ago

always wanted one! not black of course, cause theres so many other beautiful colours
loveee
(fb)

madz
madz
14 years ago

… it’s my happiness! chanel flap transcends generations of trends… uber fab! it can make you feel like you’re the most beautiful girl in the world… even in your most distressed outfit! =) (fb)

hannah
hannah
14 years ago

i’ve been aiming for one… hopefully i’ll get it sooner than later. the price tag is steep though. shd go to Paris to buy, that’s the cheapest place to get (fb)

Molly
Molly
14 years ago

Beautiful, but at that price I would never want to use it!

Lily
Lily
14 years ago

My dream is to own one!! I love the classic AND classy look of a Chanel Flap Bag! (fb)

Al
Al
14 years ago

Respectively all terrible reasons. Ew, number two is turning me away from my love for CHANEL. If I see one more young starlet with one (LC and Tisdale, I’m looking at you), I will surely sell my entire collection. What’s the point of paying $3k for a handbag everyone already owns even though I truly love the classics and always will!

Nola
Nola
14 years ago

Bore me later. These bags are a big YAWN and the quilted pattern looks like the upholstery in a diner.

nenie anggrayni
nenie anggrayni
14 years ago

its adorable….as always 😉

goldie
goldie
14 years ago

ah, I would die for this bag! (fb)

Cherul
Cherul
14 years ago

timeless beauty!aww,i would like one in black caviar pls~(fb)

liz
liz
14 years ago

love it,
but why would i want to look rich, when I’m really not?
And if you have to rationalize the price so much, that means it’s above your means.
I am happy to live within my means and buy the best bag that i can afford

Kyh74
Kyh74
9 years ago
Reply to  liz

It’s not because you carry high end designer bags means you wanted to look rich..It’s a matter of taste.Some people just want to buy something which,for them is worth keeping in the long run even if it cost them thousand bucks..Bottomline,you never argue with taste

Jana Childres LeBlanc
Jana Childres LeBlanc
7 years ago
Reply to  Kyh74

Yep – decided years ago just to buy forever classic bags like the Chanel Classic Flap. I don’t even receive Coach coupons anymore because I stopped buying new Coach bags every season. I don’t regret that decision.

brianF
brianF
8 years ago
Reply to  Kyh74

Well, in CHINA, many of hookers carry those crazy expensive Chanel bags. I presume they don’t have taste, but they wanted seen as a rich women or simply they wanted to carry something everyone can recognise a BAG.
You guys better think about the quality and must know that you are not spending your precious money for the quality but spending for stupid designers name!!! Wake up girls!!!

Cathy
Cathy
8 years ago
Reply to  Kyh74

I agree! I’ve dropped so much money over the years on “moment” bags that I just hope to use, again. Basically, it’s like deadstock purses. I should’ve just taken the plunge and purchased the 2.55.

babette
babette
10 years ago
Reply to  liz

People don’t really assume you are rich just because you carry a handbag that might be expensive. Most people understand the concept of gifts and also there are so many pirated/fake Chanels around, maybe they would think you were carrying a fake.

Segundo B
Segundo B
10 years ago
Reply to  liz

I agree!

lyd
lyd
14 years ago
Reply to  liz

thank you for your comment- really made me stop and think about it, so I really had to thank you for that.

and yes. it’s beautiful, but it is just a….bag.

Joyce
Joyce
14 years ago

It’s such a timeless beauty, perfect match with any outfits! Be it glamorous or rugged or feminine… worth every penny to own this piece of art!

Yvonne
Yvonne
14 years ago

I would love to own one… But as a gift please! Advance thanks to hubby =) (fb)

Shine
Shine
14 years ago

i am going crazy wondering how can i have this flap bag, my friend have one and i am very jealous, she had scoliosis and doctors advice her that refrain from using shoulder bags hahaha!!! I plan to suggest that she sell it to me, dont care its if pre owned at least authentic(fb)

Joyce
Joyce
14 years ago

It’s such a timeless beauty, perfect match with any outfits! Be it glamorous or rugged or feminine… worth every penny to own this piece of art! (fb)

kotani
kotani
14 years ago

I would love to own a chanel outlet..www.handbag-bags.com.

ad
ad
14 years ago

i only need this bag in 3colours, red,cream and black. thats all that i need. 😛 (fb)

Helena
Helena
14 years ago

even a used 2.55 is above my range (snif) and (fb)

christian
christian
14 years ago

I HAVE ONE!!!!!!!!!!! It is my most prized possession. Honestly, a lot of people are quite judgmental when they know how much you spent on a bag, but it is such amazing quality and i have wanted a chanel bag for so long, it is so amazing so who cares what anybody else says. But all of my friends are extremely jealous, and plus when one of your friends has a fake imitation one and you are out with them with the real one – it is a damn nice feeling haha. I advise you to buy one. It is black and gorgeoussssssssssss.

christian
christian
14 years ago

oh and by the way did i say that i am 17.

MichelleC
MichelleC
14 years ago

I’ve already own 2 of chanel handbags. My next aim is to own this classic flap bag. The self satisfaction n confident is there when you carry chanel bag. Will work hard to own this dream bag…… =o)

Joseph
Joseph
14 years ago

I have a large classic flap and I LOVE IT. I flew all the way to florida to purchase one. I live in the Bahamas and we don’t sell Chanel over here just Gucci and Fendi. My mantra you only live once so if you love it and can afford it buy it.

I just decided to cut out buying lunch instead take lunch and limit eating out to twice a month that way I could afford the bag and lose weight in the process so I look slick with my new bag.

I love my Chanel and get compliments all day long

Linda
Linda
14 years ago

Careful there! I wouldn’t want to see you run your fingernails on their lambskin leather bags!!!

Cora Coomber
Cora Coomber
14 years ago

I’m in category one. I’ve dreamed of one for years. I wish I could afford one. (fb)

Nikki
Nikki
14 years ago

This is one of the bags I want to own! If only it isn’t so expensive. (fb)

gaganao
gaganao
14 years ago
luvluxx
luvluxx
14 years ago

I’d love to own one…hopefully sooner

Kimberly
Kimberly
14 years ago

One day! (fb)

nur
nur
14 years ago

anybody know how much Chanel classic flap bag selling price in uk…

Jen
Jen
14 years ago

For my 21st 🙂 Hello Chanel next year!

Shine
Shine
14 years ago

Owning a chanel flap bag will be a dream come true for me(fb)

Latifa
Latifa
14 years ago

What I really like about the bag is not the fact that everyone is carrying it or because it gives you off as an important or rich person (cuz almost anyone could save for one, no matter how long it takes), it is the fact that it is a classic and never goes out of style, so it’s worth your money!!
You can buy a bag that is seasonal for less but the next season it’s out the doors and you will have to sell it or not wear it as much. This is the case with all new seasonal bags that I have and that is why I started to only buy classic bags like the Chanel one, the Birkin, the Lady Dior, and many others.
🙂 J’adore Chanel

Beatrice
Beatrice
14 years ago
Reply to  Latifa

Can’t agree more, I like classic as well…

Merve
Merve
14 years ago
Reply to  Beatrice

Couldnt agree more

Linda
Linda
14 years ago

How much is the medium 2.55 going for now? Everyone is saying it’s expensive but how expensive is it?

Beatrice
Beatrice
14 years ago

it is sarcastically that i sell a lot of branded bags, but I don’t have one.
I loves bags, but wherever I go, I only take a normal plain wallets to keep cash and cards in there.

Kim
Kim
14 years ago

I am going to own a Chanel flap one day!! (fb)

IVY
IVY
14 years ago

oh my god, so true. i love this article.
http://zebraandmeerkat.blogspot.com/

Becca
Becca
14 years ago

I used to want one so badly…now I’m kinda over seeing them everywhere. I predict the style will die a slow death amongst people with more unique and personal style!

Tiff Chao
Tiff Chao
14 years ago

Chanel=Classic (fb)

Christina
Christina
14 years ago

Timeless.
Follow me on http://twitter.com/MyFtips for fashion tips and advice.

Hilda
Hilda
14 years ago

Chanel bag is one of the classic and elegant bag i wanna have.it is really beautiful and stand out among other bags.(fb)

Steph
Steph
14 years ago

I’m saving to buy one, i just called and it costs 2255$CND in Canada for the small classic one. Is there anyone who can tell me how much it costs in the States?

Jfad
Jfad
14 years ago
Reply to  Steph

was at a store abt 2 weeks ago, the XL was around $3600.++

Nimue
Nimue
13 years ago
Reply to  Jfad

I was at the Chanel store yesterday. The one smaller than the jumbo in black caviar is $2950.00. I like this size since I am petite. I’d love to have it in another color, not black. Yes, I am a New Yorker but I like my handbags in vibrant colors such as red and orange and not in black. Unfortunately, right now, Chanel NYC boutique carries the flap bags only in black. The sales person told me that the colors of the leather as well as the chain usually got recycled and/or rotated every six months or so. I will wait for the right color (sigh) even if it’ll cost me $500 more.

Like a Bottega Veneta bag, Chanel flap bag is still lined in leather and yes, the bag has a lot of details that are hand finished.

Adrienne Zedella
Adrienne Zedella
14 years ago

not my favorite (fb)

MarvelGirl
MarvelGirl
14 years ago

I own quite a few Chanel classic flaps as well as seasonal styles and love them all dearly! I, like many here, feel that it is THE MOST elegantly chic and timeless bag that one can be blessed enough to own. If you must save for one, I think it is a fine idea as it will never go out of style. Chanel and Bottega Veneta are my favorites. Classic, Timeless, Elegant.