The evolution of the Chanel bag we know and love begins in February 1955 when Coco Chanel designed the original 2.55 handbag. As a visionary of utilitarian luxury for modern women, it comes as no surprise that this was one of the first handbags with a shoulder strap, empowering the wearer to move freely. Such features, including its handy hidden compartments, made it became a mark of female rebellion.
Inherited by Karl Lagerfeld, the bag underwent a few key changes, notably replacing the traditional ‘Mademoiselle’ oblong lock with today’s iconic ‘CC’ interlocking style. Chanel’s successor later re-issued the 2.55 in 2005, launching the bag to its celebrity-adored status.
Featuring the iconic interlocking CC lock and leather-woven chain, this enduring classic comes in all shapes and sizes.
A Karl Lagerfeld creation, the Chanel Boy Bag’s motocross-style ribbed edges and unpolished finish have youthful appeal.
Named after the iconic figurehead, the Chanel Gabrielle Bag emerged in 2017 with a crossbody and backpack iteration. Loved by celebrities and the fashion industry alike.
This tribute to the original 2.55 is softer and more relaxed in feel, making the recently debuted Chanel 19 the perfect accessory for elevating your everyday.