Do you think of yourself as a doyenne of fashion? Perhaps, a doyenne of Chanel? Portero wants to help you dress the part. Along with SheFinds and Joyus, we’re giving away this stunning Chanel Black Metallic Leather 2.55 Reissue 228 Jumbo Flap Bag. You can enter here before Friday, April 5.
In case you’re a doyenne-in-training, here’s the scoop on this classic Chanel handbag:
The lock: It’s the original Chanel bag lock (before those interlocking CCs). Known as the Mademoiselle lock because Coco Chanel never married and became a madame.
The 2.55 name: The famous numerals come from the date of the bag’s original release in February 1955 as in 2/55.
The interior: A burgundy lining that echoes the orphans’ uniforms.
The chain: The double chain strap refers to Coco’s orphanage roots, where her caretakers would dangle their keys from similar chains.
The zippered compartment: Every Mademoiselle needs a place to stash her love letters.
The 228: Refers to the size. This is a very rare extra large Jumbo. The ranges is from 224 to 228.