The Most Wanted Handbag – Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag

The original design by Coco chanel

What is the most desirable handbag for you? For most handbag addicts, Chanel 2.55 classic flap bag is one of the pieces most wanted to put in the collection. The bag was created by Gabrielle Chanel in February 1955, the month and the year represent its creation. In those days, women handbags had no straps for the shoulder, they always needed a hand to clutter the bag which was not very convenient. Coco Chanel wanted to create a shoulder bag to liberate their hands, she got the inspiration from the military bags of the time. There were three versions at the time: lamb leather for everyday wear, a more luxurious model for evening wear trimmed with silk satin or jersey. If you want to know where to find chanel inspired handbags then you’ve come to the right place.

The updated 2.55 bag by Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel’s revolutionary 2.55 bag was a hit in the fashion industry at the time because it was not only practical but also elegant. Its quilted lambskin leather and exquisite metal chains worn by the shoulder make it a perfect accessory for all outfits from the most graceful to the most chic. In honor of its great creator Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld put two interlocked “C” clasps which represents the great name of Coco Chanel in 1983. The bag has never changed after that, it became a signature bag for the house of Chanel which is never replaceable, a real iconic piece with significant history and values behind it.

2.55 classic flap bag price increases over years

As the most iconic fashion item, the price must not be low. Actually, the bag has always been a luxe to have. In 1955, the bag was $250 when it was created which remained stable for 35 years. In 1990, it suddenly raised up to $1,150, after it remained the same price for 19 years. From 2009 to 2020, the price increased by $500-$600 every 2 years. The last price traceable was in 2020 at $7,100. The price increased significantly in 2020 by $900 because of the death of Karl Lagerfeld in February 2019. People say that it will keep increasing like the Hermes Birkin bags, so it is a good investment to do, it is better to buy it earlier than later.

Check out some alternatives or dupes of Chanel 2.55 bag

There is no doubt with the current price of Chanel bags, not everyone can afford it. As the lead of fashion trends like the house of Chanel, they have a huge influence on fashion trends every year. There are a couple of websites or online shop stores that sell similar styles of Chanel handbags at very reasonable prices. Check out the pictures below to see the similar Chanel handbag collection, you can click the links beneath the picture to see more details.

The classic flap bag dupes

Classic Flap bag Black USD$65 Classic flap bag Multiple colours

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Birkin dupes in multiple colors, click here to see more details

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