There is no bag at Chanel that has a longer history than the Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag. This bag is not only the classic star in the house, but it’s also the most iconic handbag in the fashion world. Just like the Classic Flap Bag, each design has its own unique story. And the story is either inspired by something or it’s linked to the founder Coco Chanel’s life. Owning the Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag is like owning a piece of the history. It can be also considered as an investment item as well because the prices of the Reissue 2.55 increases as steep as the Classic Flap Bag every year. And with the knowledge that the Reissue 2.55 will never go out of fashion, you can easily pass this gem as a heritage to your granddaughter.
The Reissue 2.55 Bag
This bag is named the 2.55 bag because of its released date. Coco Chanel introduced it in February 1955. Every detail on the bag is a signature piece as each component has to a unique story. The Reissue 2.55 Bag is a legendary handbag and it was born because Coco Chanel wanted a handbag that can free her hand.
Since its first release, there were many variation and combination of it. Think of the endless mixture of the 2.55 bag with mademoiselle lock, interlocking cc, different leathers, colors, straps vs woven chain straps and so on. So Karl Lagerfeld decided to re-make the 2.55 Bag exactly as Coco Chanel made it in 1955. And as the 50th year anniversary of the 2.55 Bag, it was released on February 2005. Since then the name ‘reissue’ was added to the 2.55 Bag, it’s now a name used in all bags that resembled to the original 2.55 Bag.
In each component of the 2.55 Bag lies a fabulous story. The diamond-quilted leather is inspired by the quilted jackets of jockey players and is now part of the icons of the house. The burgundyish and brownish interior is the same color as the uniform that kids wore at the orphanage. This is where Coco Chanel was raised. The mademoiselle lock represents Coco Chanel for never marrying. The lady-like chains look like a necklace and it’s designed because of her love for jewelry. There is a zip pocket hidden inside the flap, it’s where Coco Chanel hides her love letters.
Each design is a part of Coco Chanel’s life and putting them all together makes the 2.55 Bag an iconic handbag.
The Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag is well structured. The interior looks very much like the Classic Flap Bag. It has a zip pocket inside the flap. Then the main compartment can be reached by opening another flap. You can also find several small pockets for organizing your essentials.
The Reissue 2.55 Bag is ideal to use as an everyday bag or a day-to-night bag, especially in the medium or jumbo size. The interior can easily fit all your basic essentials like wallets, keys, coins and other small items. And the timeless design matches to almost any outfit like chic or casual wears.
There are four sizes of the Reissue 2.55 Bag available. Instead of calling them small to large size, Chanel has given them numbers. The 224 is the small size, the 225 is the medium/large size, the 226 is the jumbo size and the 227 is the maxi size.
Leathers And Materials
The original Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag is made in aged calfskin; this leather is a distinctive part of total look, because it makes the Reissue 2.55 looks like it has been worn. Perhaps this leather-design is purposely picked to make the Reissue 2.55 feel more vintage due to its long and rich history.
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