Holiday Gift Inspo: Chanel Classic Flap Bags

| By: Nuri Matthew

Holiday Gift Inspo: Chanel Classic Flap Bags
If you're still on the seemingly endless hunt for the perfect holiday surprise for the special lady in your life, consider a gift that she may never buy for herself although it continues to sit at the top of her wish list. A gift that radiates classic femininity, holds a great deal of functionality, and most importantly, NEVER goes out of style. No, we are not talking about that pink tool kit you saw on sale at the Home Depot, we're talking about a Chanel Classic Flap bag! Whether it's brand is found carried on the shoulder or on the edge of a pair of sunglasses, Chanel evokes thoughts of unsurpassed prestige and an envied level of status. Originally designed by the iconic Coco Chanel herself, the Classic Chanel 2.55 Flap bag was first designed in the 1950's, with the 2.55 symbolizing its first release to the public in February of 1955. Sources have reported that Chanel created the bag out of frustration in wanting to find a fashionable handbag that she didn't have to always carry in hand. While the interlocking CC logo is often seen as the focal point of all things Chanel, it wasn't until the 1980's that long-time creative director Karl Lagerfeld re-imagined the Classic Flap bag and added the interlocking CC to the turn-lock closure. So even after a brief history lesson on the Chanel Classic Flap bag, you're probably still wondering "why Chanel?" or "why this handbag?". In reality, the greater question is why not?!

Various Colors,Textures, and Unparalleled Design

An absolutely timeless favorite, the Chanel Classic Flap continues to hold the top spot on the list of favorites for novice and veteran handbag connoisseurs alike. While we can't tell you how to decide on the perfect color handbag, rest assured that your options are not limited. The Classic Flap bag comes in a variety of shades and hues to accommodate various style preferences and personalities. Crafted in a variety of exquisite materials, this bag is the versatile day-to-play piece that gives you the ability to be subtly elegant with simple black quilted calfskin leather, or bold and eccentric with an exotic red python shoulder bag by your side. While the exterior remains emblematic of all things luxury, this iconic handbag also features an impressive amount of interior space for her phone, makeup, and absolutely everything in between. Once that special someone gets a hold of of a Chanel Classic Flap, a bag from your local department store simply just won't do.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When it comes to gifting a handbag, plenty of us have found ourselves in a catch 22 in having to decide between a bag that is small enough to be a wallet or a bag so big it needs its own seat in the car. Fortunately, the Classic Flap bag presents us with a fabulous middle ground with sizes from mini to maxi, without having to compromise any of the bag's signature design features. To further assist in your final decision, the dimensions of the most popular sizes are listed below. Mini Flap Dimensions: 6.7″ x 5.2″ x 3.1″ Small Flap Dimensions: 9.3″ x 5.7″ x 2.6″ Medium Flap Dimensions: 10″ x 6.3″ x 3″ Jumbo Flap Dimensions: 11.8″ x 7.9″ x 3.9″ Maxi Flap Dimensions: 13″ x 9.1″ x 3.9″ As Coco Chanel once said, "Fashion changes, but style endures". So trade in that scented candle and bath soap set for a Chanel Classic Flap bag and give the gift that will keep on giving long after the holiday season. To find the perfect Classic Flap bag and browse through other fabulous Chanel handbags for this holiday season, click here!

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