Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Gold Hardware (Pre-loved)

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Chanel vintage Medium Classic double flap bag of black lambskin leather with gold tone hardware.

 

This bag features a front flap with signature CC turnlock closure, a half moon back pocket, and an adjustable interwoven gold tone chain link with black leather shoulder/crossbody strap.

 

The interior is lined in burgundy leather with the "love letter" zipper compartment under the first flap, an "outer" slit pocket is under the second flap, and an interior compartment with two open pockets separated by a "lipstick" compartment.

Collection: 3-series

 

Origin: France

 

Condition:  Vintage - Excellent.  The bag retains it shape; the leather is supple and retains some puffiness.  Stitching is intact and there is no loss of leather.  There is minor creasing on the exterior and under the first flap.  The hardware is bright and shiny; there are minor surface scratches at hardware

 

Accompanied by: Chanel dustbag, COA card, carebook

 

Measurements: 10" width x 6" height x 2.75" depth; 16.5" strap drop (9.5" doubled)

  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Gold Hardware (Pre-loved)
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Gold Hardware (Pre-loved)
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Gold Hardware (Pre-loved)
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Gold Hardware (Pre-loved)
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Gold Hardware (Pre-loved)
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Gold Hardware (Pre-loved)
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Gold Hardware (Pre-loved)

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Chanel vintage Medium Classic double flap bag of black lambskin leather with gold tone hardware.

 

This bag features a front flap with signature CC turnlock closure, a half moon back pocket, and an adjustable interwoven gold tone chain link with black leather shoulder/crossbody strap.

 

The interior is lined in burgundy leather with the "love letter" zipper compartment under the first flap, an "outer" slit pocket is under the second flap, and an interior compartment with two open pockets separated by a "lipstick" compartment.

Collection: 3-series

 

Origin: France

 

Condition:  Vintage - Excellent.  The bag retains it shape; the leather is supple and retains some puffiness.  Stitching is intact and there is no loss of leather.  There is minor creasing on the exterior and under the first flap.  The hardware is bright and shiny; there are minor surface scratches at hardware

 

Accompanied by: Chanel dustbag, COA card, carebook

 

Measurements: 10" width x 6" height x 2.75" depth; 16.5" strap drop (9.5" doubled)

About this style

The Chanel Classic flap bag was introduced in the 1980s when Karl Lagerfeld joined Chanel as the creative director. It comes in four sizes – Small (9”), Medium (10”), Jumbo (12”) and Maxi (13”) – as well as in a Mini and Wallet On Chain. It is the most recognized handbag that Chanel produces.

 

The Classic is a redesign of Chanel’s 2.55 handbag (named for its creation in February 1955). Lagerfeld replaced the original Mademoiselle lock (so named because Coco was not married) with the front double “CC” turnlock closure. The Classic Small (9-inch) and Medium (10-inch) have had the same styling since they were introduced in the 1980s. The Jumbo and Maxi (formerly known as the XL Jumbo) were introduced sometime later and have gone through a few style changes and are currently designed to be larger versions of the Medium classic. The last major change was in 2011, when the single flap Jumbo and Maxi became double flap bags.

 

Like many of Chanel's iconic items, the design of the Classic and 2.55 flap bags is based on Coco Chanel’s childhood experiences. The burgundy lining is believed to reflect the color of Coco's Catholic school uniform. The straps reminiscent of the belts that the nuns at the school wore. The quilting believed to be based on the materials worn by the stable boys where Coco rode horses as a girl. The zipper compartment under the first flap was intended for stashing love letters (she was having an affair at the time). The half moon rear pocket was made for storing extra cash. The shoulder straps were created to enable Coco to carry a purse while leaving her hands free, to be expected of an active and independent woman.

 

The original 2.55 with the Mademoiselle lock was reissued in 2005 in commemoration of its 50th anniversary. It is known as the Reissue 2.55.

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