Céline Classic Box Bag

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When you write about something for a living, it’s easy to look at it and think, “Will people like this?” instead of, “Do I like this?” How a particular design plays to the market at large and to our readers is always the first thing on my mind when I see a handbag; my personal opinion whether or not I’d carry it in my leisure time is way down the list of my concerns. That, I think, is why it’s taken me so many years to acknowledge my intense love for the Céline Classic Box Bag.

The Classic Box Bag was introduced in 2010, so I’ve had ample time to examine my feelings on it but somehow just haven’t. I’ve always known I thought it was beautiful–I’ve never seen a version of it that made me feel skeptical–but until recently, it wasn’t a bag I pictured in my own wardrobe. Maybe I’m just a little older now, or my personal taste has evolved just enough to appreciate something so traditionally beautiful not just as an idea, but as a thing I could have and use myself.

If you’ve never examined one of these bags up close, but I’d certainly recommend it. Not only is the exterior a perfect illustration of Céline’s particular sort of chic restraint, but the materials the bag is made with are absolutely gorgeous, both inside and outside. The interior is separated in a way that’s always reminded me of the world’s most luxurious accordion folder, but with butter-soft lambskin instead of thin cardboard dividers.

The neat interior organization seems fit for a person who has a precise number of small, chic things to put in her bag every day. I, on the other hand, have always been a bit more unruly in my accessories habits, but there’s nothing to say I can’t evolve. Maybe I can be orderly. Maybe I can be a version of myself that carries this bag. Isn’t that, after all, what we’re all hoping when we get dressed?

This python version of the bag can be yours for $5,600 via Céline boutiques and department stores, while the basic leather version starts at $3,900.


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Covet that Classic: Chanel Classic Flap

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What do World War I soldiers, jockeys and convents have in common?

These were all significant memories that impacted Coco Chanel’s design behind the iconic Chanel Classic Flap bag. With its gorgeous interwoven leather and metallic chain strap, structured pocketbook silhouette, trademark puffy quilted exterior and unmistakeable interlocking CC lock, there isn’t a fashion enthusiast who wouldn’t recognise the Chanel Classic Flap bag at first glance.

The Classic Flap was one of the first few luxury bags I came to know of and love instantly. The bag was first launched in February 1955, hence the birth name of the 2.55 bag.




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While there are several versions and sizes of the classic bag, most of us debate between lambskin or caviar leather. If you are into a luxe finish, the lambskin is definitely your best pick. While the caviar leather is less sheen and more durable, it is the ideal bag for boss babes who jets between meetings and functions.

A practical investment, the Classic Flap was the definitive bag that introduced a strap to a purse and carried over the shoulder. This meant no more misplacing purses. Next time you have your hands free on your shopping spree, you have Coco Chanel to thank for.

If you want to stand out from the bevy of Classic Flap bags, opt for a different gilt chain. While the classic chain strap draws inspiration from Coco’s convent years, the bijoux and other special edition chains are in a league of their own.

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Invest in a Classic Flap today and be the envy of the fashionable crowd. Perhaps you can stow away something luxurious in the inside zipper pocket of the bag, as Coco Chanel did with secret love letters.

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SAINT LAURENT CLASSIC MONOGRAM QUILTED BABY SHOULDER BAG WITH GUNMETAL CHAIN

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Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Quilted Baby Shoulder Bag in Black
Size: 4.5” x 6.5” x 1.5” inches (H x W x D)
Price: $1,550 USD or €1,150 EUR

Sleek and luxe are just two of the adjectives to describe the Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Quilted Baby Shoulder Bag with Gunmetal Chain. It has a flawless design that’s sure to have you coming back for more! Quilted to perfection, this baby has a soft, rich calf leather exterior that’s meant to earn you bragging rights. A perfect companion during day-to-night outfit transitions, this bag is as versatile as it could get!

With magnetic fastening, the bag keeps all of your personal effects intact. It even has internal slot pockets, which gives you more space to organize. What else are you looking for? This is officially the bag to beat!

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Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Quilted Baby Shoulder Bag in Light Blue
Size: 4.5” x 6.5” x 1.5” inches (H x W x D)
Price: $1,550 USD or €1,150 EUR

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Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Quilted Baby Shoulder Bag in Coral Pink
Size: 4.5” x 6.5” x 1.5” inches (H x W x D)
Price: $1,550 USD or €1,150 EUR

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Saint Laurent Classic Monogram Quilted Baby Shoulder Bag in Light Pink
Size: 4.5” x 6.5” x 1.5” inches (H x W x D)
Price: $1,550 USD or €1,150 EUR

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CHANEL CLASSIC MOUNTAIN QUILTED BACKPACK

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You searched everywhere – Paris, New York, Japan and you can’t find it. Well, at the moments when you REALLY need a backpack, here’s a color you will absolutely adore.

You see, this backpack is from the Pre-Fall 2015 Collection, at Chanel Official website, you will spot the colors ‘white’, ‘white and brown’ or ‘green’.

But you know, I am a clumsy girl, everything that needs high maintenance I will avoid. White backpack, especially in shearling white will eventually turn into brownish over time. But the soft pink color is just right.

More, this backpack is very unique, especially when you’re a Classic Flap Bag fan. You see, it’s partly inspired by the Classic Bag featuring the interwoven chain and the CC logo. You can carry with the short handles and sling it on every street.

The bag also comes with a front zip pocket and it’s adorned with charms like the CC charm. You will love this bag, it’s not too big and not too small, just right for the fashion obsessed girl. And it’s very chic and elegant, at the same time perfect for the casual outfits.

Chanel Pink Classic Mountain Quilted Backpack
Style code: A92976
Size: 9.1’ x 9.1’ x 4.7’ inches
Price: $3800 USD, €3200 euro, £2305 GBP, $5580 SGD

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BALENCIAGA CLASSIC METALLIC EDGE MONEY WALLET

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Once you fall in love with the Classic City Bag, there is no return. You buy the next one, the next one, and you can’t make up your mind which color you want because you like so many.

And if you love the Classic City Bag, you will also adore the brand-new Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge Money Wallet.

Yes, it’s inspired by the Classic City… do you see the ‘Self-Finish Studs on the Edges?

The Metallic Design gives this wallet an impressive look – it stand-out, especially if you choose black with Palladium hardware.

And honestly, how many Wallets look like these? It’s truly one of a kind and you can only shop it at Balenciaga store.

Made from durable leather – Shiny Grained Goatskin. And because it’s a Long Wallet, all your necessity essentials can be stored inside. It also features with a flap top, snap closure and leather tassel zipper pull.

You can find a zipped coin pocket, front zip pocket, 4 bills compartments, 8 credit card slots in the interior. The logo Balenciaga is also embossed inside. Measuring 7.4’ x 3.7’ x 0.8’ (W x H x D) inches, priced at $655 USD, 445 euro via Balenciaga e-store.

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The Ultimate Bag Guide: The Chanel Classic Flap Bag

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When we released our last Ultimate Bag Guide, many of you asked us to give the same treatment to the iconic Chanel Classic Flap Bag, and we thought it was an excellent suggestion. This month marks the revolutionary shoulder bag’s 60th anniversary, and somehow, it’s even more popular now than it was in 1955.

Whether you’re a young celeb looking to carry a flashy mini bag in front of the paparazzi or a corporate maven looking for a roomy day bag that announces that you’ve arrived, the many sizes, colors and variations on the Classic Flap mean that there’s likely a version that will suit your purposes. And because Chanel regularly increases its prices, the bags tend to hold their value well for years, meaning that buying one now isn’t too risky–you can always sell it and recoup most, if not all, of your money. That’s if you don’t want to pass it down to your daughter, of course.

Below, we’ve compiled as much information as we could about the bag’s particulars. Because Chanel tends to keep things close to the vest, some information might be incomplete. If you can think of anything that might be a useful addition to the guide, please let us know in the comments.

The Chanel Classic Flap Bag

YEAR CREATED: 1955
SIZES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE: EXTRA MINI, MINI RECTANGULAR, MINI SQUARE, SMALL, MEDIUM, JUMBO, MAXI
MOST RECENT PRICE INCREASE: MAY 2014
AVAILABILITY: CHANEL BOUTIQUES AND STORE-IN-STORE LOCATIONS ONLY; CERTAIN COLORS, SIZES AND LEATHER MAY REQUIRE A WAIT LIST

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Note: To help indicate differences in size, these pictures are approximately, but not perfectly, to scale

CHANEL CLASSIC FLAP BAG – EXTRA MINI

6.7″ W X 3.9″ H X 3″ D
$2,400 IN LAMBSKIN, PATENT OR CAVIAR LEATHER

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CHANEL CLASSIC FLAP BAG – MINI RECTANGULAR

7.9″ W X 4.9 H X 2.8″ D
$2,900 IN LAMBSKIN, PATENT OR CAVIAR LEATHER

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CHANEL CLASSIC FLAP BAG – MINI SQUARE

6.7″ W X 5.2″ H X 3.1″ D
$2,700 IN LAMBSKIN, PATENT OR CAVIAR LEATHER

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CHANEL CLASSIC FLAP BAG – SMALL

9.3″ W X 5.7″ H X 2.6″ D
$4,700 IN LAMBSKIN, PATENT OR CAVIAR LEATHER

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CHANEL CLASSIC FLAP BAG – MEDIUM

10″ W X 6.3″ H X 3″ D
$4,900 IN LAMBSKIN, PATENT OR CAVIAR LEATHER – $3,700 IN VELVET

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CHANEL CLASSIC FLAP BAG – JUMBO

11.8″ W X 7.7″ H X 3.9″ D
$5,500 IN LAMBSKIN, PATENT OR CAVIAR LEATHER

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CHANEL CLASSIC FLAP BAG – MAXI

13″ W X 9.1″ H X 3.9″ D
$6,000 IN LAMBSKIN, PATENT OR CAVIAR LEATHER

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Common Leathers and Materials

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Colors

PERMANENT COLORS

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COMMON COLORS

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Size Comparisons

SQUARE AND RECTANGULAR MINI FLAP BAGS

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JUMBO, MEDIUM AND MINI SQUARE BAGS

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JUMBO, MEDIUM AND SMALL BAGS

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MAXI AND JUMBO BAGS

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MEDIUM AND SQUARE MINI FLAP BAGS

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JUMBO AND MEDIUM FLAP BAGS

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