Coco #Chanel loved leisure so she created a bag that stylishly liberates women's hands. She designed the iconic little quilted black bag with chain strap, 2.55 (named after the date of the bag's creation: February 1955).
|the classic 2.55 bag|
The original version was constructed of jersey or leather, the outside featuring a hand-stitched quilted design influenced by the jackets worn by jockeys. The chain strap was a nod to her orphanage years, reminiscent to Chanel of the abbey caretakers who wore such waist chains to hold keys. The burgundy red uniform worn by the convent girls was transmuted into the bag's interior lining.The bag design went through a reincarnation in the 1980s when it was updated by Karl Lagerfeld. Known as the Reissue, the bag retained its original classic shape, with the clasp and chain strap differing from its initial form. Lagerfeld worked the House of Chanel logo, "CC" into the rectangular twist lock and wove leather through the shoulder chain.
|a big one|
|a round one|
|an evening bag with pearls|
|a black and white|
|a big black and white :)|
|a classic white|
|a red one|
|a blue one|
|a pale pink tweed one|
|and a classic little nude one with the scarf :)|
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