What is there to say about the Chanel 2.55 Reissue Alligator Flap Bag that isn’t already patently obvious, just from looking at it? I’m not sure, so feel free to ignore my words and have your own private droolfest over this thing. I wouldn’t blame you at all.

What we have here is the standard 2.55 Reissue Flap with Mademoiselle chain, rendered in perfect patina’d alligator. It’s from the Pre-Spring 2010 collection, it’s utterly gorgeous, and it’s out of my price range. That doesn’t mean I can’t look at it, however – looking is free, and I encourage all of you to do as much of it as possible. This is a bag that deserves to be seen.

Price figures for this bag are hard to come by, but conventional wisdom puts it in the $20,000-$30,000 price range (which may actually be a bit conservative.) Is it really worth that much? I guess that depends on how big of a bite that would take out of your bank account. Either way, it was surely be a lovely thing to have in the closet for those days when your outfit needs a bit of reptilian flair. For price and purchase information, contact Chanel at (800) 550-0005

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  • annabelle

    LOVE IT!!!

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  • Marian T

    beauuuuuuuuuuuuuuty! (fb)

  • madz

    WOW!!!!!!!!!! (fb)

  • ad

    oh, it looks scary to me. :( maybe im just not cut for these exotic skin bags. besides,it would be beyond my dreams to be able to afford a $20-30k handbag. (fb)



  • robyn

    Beautiful…I’ll never be able to afford such a piece of art though:( (fb)

  • Mika

    speechless! love it (fb)

  • Amy


  • Gelynn

    I’m going to faint!! WOW!!! (fb)

  • Steph

    gorgeous!!! Absolutetly TDF!!! (fb)

  • Cathy Fossati

    Absolutely drool worthy! A classic in exotic lux alligator. If you’ve ever looked at or owned a Chanel you know they are beautifully made. The design is simple yet thoughtful. I love all the pockets Coco worked into her designs. To think this design has been around since 1955 and is still lusted after. Amazing.

  • Candice

    Absolutely stunning, but not worth 20k-30k! (fb)

  • Cate

    lovely, but waaaaay out of my price range! (fb)

  • AA

    Classic! :D

  • raleine

    i looove it! but i don’t think that i am willing to spend that much on a bag. (fb)

  • Alex

    beautiful and classic and will last longer than any car at that price range, doesn’t need maintenance either. But I would still go for the car, since I’d get more use out of it – paired maybe with a more affordable reptile-embossed leather version… (fb)

  • Mary

    It’s beautiful.

  • Sarah

    I think it’s stunning and beautiful and that Ms Chanel is problably rolling over in her grave for the price tag.

  • Kate

    A classic indeed.

  • Julia

    absolutely stunning. definitely one of the TOP 10 ‘IT’ bags! (fb)

  • Stacy

    OKAY! You finally got me! I am in awe. While I do not like Chanel AT ALL, I really DO like this bag. It doesn’t flaunt the CC’s or Chanel logo on the bag & it’s NOT quilted. It has clean lines, great color and a beautiful skin. I just can’t get behind that price – WOW. As usual, you’re paying for Mademoiselle’s name. (just my opinion) (fb)

  • Lily

    Really great bag! Will really catch people attention! Too high end for me though! (fb)

  • BLynnT

    GORGEOUS! (fb)

  • Monique

    If I win the Mega Millions jackpot tonight, this bag will be mine! LOL (fb)

  • swags

    Stunning! (fb)

  • Charlene

    I would definitely want to have one, if it were a gift..=) (fb)

  • Cate

    The color of this bag is absolutely beautiful, and even though I’m not a big fan of Chanel bags in general, I might actually be willing to carry this one! (fb)

  • Natalie

    This is absolutely stunning! I love how the larger darker scales are in the middle too! (fb)

  • Karen

    That is seriously stunning, but ouch!! I knew the price would be insane, but thats berzerk!!!!! Really beautiful though!:)

  • rhea

    i don’t think i would spend that much on a bag even if i could afford it. i mean it’s nice, but so are lots of other chanel bags in the 3k-5k region

  • Tamee

    It’s pretty, but I’d still prefer a classic leather flap. (fb)

  • Lily

    that is beautiful! (fb)

  • Celeste

    Pretty for sure. But not a skin fan – lizard, snake, etc. And that is simply ridiculous to pay for a purse…unless it magically makes me 10 years younger, 4″ taller and money flies out of it when I open it :) (fb)

  • Melody

    gorgeous but i probably would’nt want to spend that much on it… would gladly pay a fraction for it in caviar or lambskin… if i really wanted to splurge on reptile, i’ll opt for the hermes kelly heehee! (fb)

  • Sofia Nolan

    alligator, crocodile, ugh, no. sorry to be cruel it`s just that this kind of leather is not my style.

  • Nee

    absolutely beautiful!

  • kylie

    it definitely deserves to be seen! (fb)

  • abitnerdy

    wowzer. bag is lovely. chanel does it again but the pricetag makes me cringe! (fb)

  • Kate

    I would definitely stick with the caviar leather version over this one (fb)

  • Mai

    this is sooooooooooo nice but like what Kate said above… I choose leather over this!!! (fb)

  • Valentina

    Gorgeous obviously, but I stick with leather as well. The Slash Bag (Boyy Bag) is one of the few bags with animal EMBOSSED leather that I love. Not really into real alligator or python skin, nor into fur.

  • Valentina

    (fb) ha!

  • Pat

    I prefer leather, but this is lovely. (fb)

  • Kayla

    I would love for this bad to be in my bag collection! but sadly it will probably never be :( (fb)

  • Shine

    I still prefer the Classic Chanel 2.55 Reissue Flap bag, although this one is really a stand out.(fb)

  • Debbie

    Not really a fan of alligator, so it’s a pass for me. (fb)

  • Ping

    I don’t find the chanel exotic as well made as Hermes, but I do like this color. However, for that much, i would prefer to get a croc birkin.

  • savannah

    Its obviously stunning, but i’d personally stick to the classics. (fb)

  • Jacqueline

    GORGEOUS! (fb)

  • Lauren

    ridiculous. (fb)

  • Dayzley

    its lovely but its also very expensive.

  • hannah

    with that price range i’d rather go for Birkin (fb)

  • Issy

    ohhh yummy…yes please haha (fb)

  • Rosanna

    Way too expensive, but its a beauty! (fb)

  • Joanne

    wow- that is really beautiful!

  • covertanjou

    Beautiful! (fb)

  • Lizzie

    WOW gorgeous but completely outrageous

  • ginny

    lovely change to a classic (fb)

  • Maria

    wow…would NEVER buy it because of the price, but it’s lovely! (fb)

  • Dawne Strehl

    Drooling all over my keyboard !!! ‘(fb)’

  • Karin bag4bag

    It costs more than my car ! Does the cost relate to how many they actually make ? (fb)

  • Merve

    chin hit floor

  • kellie wilson

    not really a fan of gator skin but will always love the reissue..such a timeless, classic piece
    ! (fb)

  • justa9url

    That colour is not made for me but I love that bag because it has the original turn lock. (fb)

  • Danica

    Ugly!! (fb)

  • Mochababe73

    I love the classic Chanel, but I am not a fan of crocodile/alligator skins. (fb)

  • Shelly

    Love it but way too pricey (fb)

  • Denise

    i dream about this bag!! (fb)

  • hect

    perfect just perfect

  • Joy

    I like, I like!

  • Amber

    I am in love. If only I had this much expendable cash, lol. (fb)

  • Denise

    I am drooling…. Gorgeous!!!! (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    I’m not a fan of chain straps but the body is gorgeous. (fb)

  • Mattie

    I take back what I said about purses made out of reptile skin in the Ferragamo post… I LOVE this bag! (fb)

  • Christina

    Wow insanity!!!
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  • AimeeR

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! (fb)

  • Brenda cervantes

    WOW! Totally TDF! (fb)

  • Alanna

    not understanding the alligator love, although the chanel design will always be fabulous (fb)

  • Nikki

    This looks good but I don’t like alligator skins. (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    it’s a good thing looking is free (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    pretty! (fb)

  • LaToya

    OMG!! That Chanel is BEAUTIFUL! Lord knows if I had the money I would get that bag.Seriously!!(fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    i need a new car (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    i could use that money for a WHOLE LOT MORE than just a purse (fb)

  • faith24

    oo my…. i will just buy a new car. i love fashion but not that much (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    *sigh* That Chanel is so delicious. If only I had the money. (fb)

  • Jane

    Wow, Fabulous bag! I’m a big Chanel fan, I love it so much. For more Chanel bags, you can have a visit 2009bags.com, much more surprises are waiting for you! http://www.2009bags.com