For nearly a century, Chanel has been an independent brand. Compared with other fashion groups, the camellia on Chanel’s head still exudes the fragrance of narcissism. From Coco Chanel to Karl Lagerfeld and in addition to classics such as little black dresses, tweed suits, and No. 5 perfumes, there are 2.55 bags that are the eternal pursuit of elegant girls. Let’s talk about Chanel 2.55 that you may don’t know.
2.55 means it was born in February 1955. In February of that year, Miss Coco launched a bag with a simple and elegant design. The bag was decorated with diamond-shaped patterns with quilting technology, and the gold chain strap freed women from the inconvenience that they often needed to hold bags. The bag was sought after by numerous fashionistas and celebrities since then.
Coco CHANEL said that to liberate women’s bodies, naturally, they also need to liberate their hands. In the 1950s, she felt that women were taking on more and more social roles, and she began to improve on the bags that were already a must-have for fashionable women.
There are 3 inner pockets in the 2.55 handbag. The smallest one is dedicated to lipstick. Such sophisticated design was rare at the time.
Each Chanel 2.55 handbag is subjected to a series of processes including cutting, fitting, sewing, re-cutting, splicing, zip fastening, inlay buttonholes … all handbags come from a factory near Paris. The cutting of leather and lining is done by machine. Besides that, each step needs 6 workers to spend 10 hours by hand, and it can be completed after 180 processes.
Until 2005, in order to celebrate the 50th birthday of Chanel 2.55 bag, Karl Lagerfeld launched the first-generation re-edition version of the reissue, only to rectify the name of 2.55 handbags. The redesigned 2.55 bag is called reissued. Since then, all the Chanel 2.55 bag we bought are reissued. At this point, the original Chanel 2.55 bag is no longer available, unless it can be found in some second-hand bag stores.
In terms of materials, the reissued 2.55 bag uses a special type of leather, mostly calfskin, to make a retro distressed effect, which is easier to take care of.
For fashion women who have always loved bags, brand-name bags are a dream pursued. Bags that can increase temperament are what every girl wants to have. Chanel 2.55 bag is also the first Chanel bag that countless women must-have. However, genuine Chanel bags are rarely cheap, and many people choose to replica Chanel bags, although they can’t go up in value like real bags, it is still a good choice for a daily bag.