Chanel's 2.55 history is such. The purse was named 2.55 after the creation date - that is February of the 1955. The bag was considered an innovation because of the large shoulder straps and the story goes that Gabrielle Coco Chanel was tired of the pursesthat had to be hand held and she wanted to free her arms and do it with her own distinctive style, so chain straps were added to the handbag. There is also a famous quote from her stating that: "Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury."
This classic Chanel bag provided in three sizes.
The Chanel Classic Flap Bag comes in three sizes: small, medium and jumbo. The small is 9 inches - 5.5 inches and 2 inches. Medium goes for 10 inches - 6 inches and 2.5 inches. The sizes for- the jumbo models are 12 inches, 8 inches and 3. The price really varies depending on the size, materials and place of purchase (Europe vs States), but you can buy a beautiful piece of the classic Chanel flap at a cost of around 2000 USD.
The purse has had its many issues and remodeling versions, materials have changed from leather to fabric and back, but the classic look with the double CC logo remains, so does the chain strap (although the versions have been from single strap to double).There is further legend that the chain straps come from Coco's childhood in orphanage, where the carers had keys attached to large metal chains.
This classic handbag is still hot after more than 55 years after its launch date. Some of the popularity is due to celebrity culture and numerous feature in TV shows and magazines, but there is a subtle elegance about this brand's product that makes it popular also today. This is also one of those purses that everyone looks for when searching for Chanel bags for sale. Unfortunately this purse is not among the bags on sale, if only you can get a discounted version on second hand market or on auctions. Very rarely such expensive branded bags go for sale. So the safe option is the second hand market, where you can sometimes find true gems.
The new sensation from the brand was the Mademoiselle purse, of course. Advertised by Blake Lively this purse was destined to become the new hit of many seasons to come, as the brand had not ventured into new designs, but spun their traditional success formula. Basically, apart from the shape and gorgeous materials, this is the classic quilted handbag known for this brand. The price starts at USD 2000. Although there are no standing ovations for this bag, it is still a delightful choice for the collectors and also those who want to have their own first designer purse.
The new season offers a lot of baroque style purses. The Boy Chanel large zipped bag (picture on the left) is a perfect example of this new very intense style that is dominating the new season handbags. The Boy Chanel purses come also in various colors, such as emerald green, and various sizes as well.
The next best thing about this French chic fashion house are their totes. These purses carry the same elegance and practical utilization. If you need a spacious purse then the quilted tote will be perfect for day with your girlfriends, shopping or work. many of the models are also offered online and thus the shopping process is very easy. Also be very smart if you see offers like Chanel bags for sale. Almost with 100% certainty this is not a true offer as this fashion house have never put their precious handbags on sale. Look also for the Chanel jewelry to discover how amazing and attentive to the smallest detail this brand is when it comes to fashion accessories.