It’s rare that a new bag design is released and immediately deemed a classic, but that’s exactly what happened when the Chanel Boy Bag debuted almost a decade ago on the runway. The Boy Bag has got it all: that timeless Chanel appeal all wrapped up in a pretty package that feels modernized and casual. The Boy Bag is, in its simplest form, a perfect piece for our time, and so many consumers agree that many times the Boy can be hard to track down in its neutral colors like basic black.

The Chanel Boy Bag continues to actively sell, and sell fast, inspiring a lust in consumers all over the world, nearly ten years after it was released. Because of this demand, Chanel has continued to produced the bag in a wide variety of colors, sizes and novelty materials. This instant classic was, and is, a beloved bag by so many, oftentimes becoming the starter bag in many new Chanel lovers closets. It’s got that classic Chanel vibe, but it’s more casual and, some would argue, more approachable than some of the brand’s more traditional offerings.

The Boy Bag debuted at the perfect time as younger shoppers had begun to take interest in the brand. The Boy fulfilled a gap in Chanel’s offerings of signature bags that were mostly skewed towards older shoppers with more formal wardrobes and personal styles. But despite its immediate popularity, the Boy Bag does contain elements that are a bit edgier and trendier than its iconic older sister, the 11.12 aka the Classic Flap, which has been in existence for almost a full 7 decades. There’s no arguing that the Boy Bag is an icon of a generation, a cornerstone of modern handbag history, but it still begs the question: Can the Boy Bag Last for Another 50+ Years?

It has all the elements to withstand even the most scattered of consumers who are constantly looking for the next best thing. Signature Chanel details, a wearability that is unmatched, all pulled together by the fact that it was created by none other than Karl Lagerfeld, a handbag icon of our generation. What do you think? Is the Chanel Boy Bag here to stay?

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Anika
Anika
1 year ago

I love love love the boy bag.

Nova
Nova
1 year ago

Depends on how you shop. I only buy what suits me.
I only have 1 Chanel. I chose the Boy over the classic flap because it suits my aesthetic.

Jerri R
Jerri R
1 year ago

Does the fact that there are countless versions of it make it a classic? I honestly do not know the answer. Then again, the Gabrielle has been made in many versions as well, but I never see a lot of excitement over it like that over Le Boy.

I love Le Boy as much as I hate how it holds so little compared to its bulk and the heavy chain can kill your shoulder. It is beautiful and youthful. I am a willing victim of Le Boy.

Justice
Justice
1 year ago

I like many Chanel bags and accessories but never cared for the Boy. I just find it unattractive. ??

Gayle
Gayle
1 year ago
Reply to  Justice

I felt that same way too. It feels and look so boxy for me but when i see the limited edition pieces that came out its giving me an urge to buy it.

Sparky
Sparky
1 year ago
Reply to  Gayle

I think Boys work best in seasonal editions, especially ones with unique textures or quilting.
I don’t care for them in black, diamond pattern, quilted leather. They look like they are trying to be CF’s.

Tana
Tana
1 year ago
Reply to  Sparky

I always like them in tweed. But not on me haha. I have this thing with Chanel I like them on somebody else but always find it awkward on me.

Gayle
Gayle
1 year ago
Reply to  Sparky

Yes i totally agree! I cant imagine buying them in a plain color after seeing all the limited edition pieces. Maybe the simplest i can consider is getting it in the chevron pattern but i love those iridescent and tweed version but the rainbow one is still the one im searching for a good deal.

Sparky
Sparky
1 year ago
Reply to  Gayle

those iridescent ones from 2015 were divine!!!

Ed
Ed
1 year ago

I dislike it (a lot) but it’s proven to be “here to stay”, I think.

Aspen
Aspen
1 year ago

It doesn’t hold up very well.

Amy
Amy
1 year ago
Reply to  Aspen

Totally agree with this one, the sharp corners design really does not suit the use of lambskin

MC Gmrd
MC Gmrd
1 year ago

I think it looks dated now.

SegoIJ
SegoIJ
1 year ago

I’d agree with most of the comments here. I don’t particularly like it, I’m in my late 20’s and I think it’s too older looking but I think I might be an outlier. I do think it’s going to stay around for a while though. I’d consider it a classic, and the resale value remains up there.

psny15
psny15
1 year ago

I never liked the not boy bag, too gimmicky for me but I do enjoy the classic flap and 2.55

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