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Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Small Classic Double Flap Bag

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PRISTINE Merchandise is in “like new” condition. There are no signs of wear or any other visible imperfections.  EXCELLENT Merchandise is in exceptionally good condition with very little wear. Any imperfections are described in detail.  VERY GOOD: Merchandise is in very good condition for its age. Older items may exhibit very light patina and wear relative to the age of the product, and more contemporary items will be just short of “excellent”. GOOD: Merchandise is in good condition and typically will appear mildly to moderately used. There may be some surface scratches and/or other imperfections. Older items may exhibit patina and wear related to their age. Please review the item listing for specific details regarding condition.

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Chanel black Small Classic double flap bag of quilted caviar leather with silver tone hardware.

The Chanel Classic flap bag has its origins in the 2.55 (named for its creation in February 1955) and was a modification of the bag Coco Chanel originally designed in 1929. Recognizing the value of carrying a bag without use of her hands, Coco added shoulder straps so that her hands remained free. Like much of Chanel's iconic items, the design is based on her childhood experiences. The burgundy lining that lined the early bags 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. Coco added the zipper compartment under the first flap to stash love letters (she was having an affair at the time) and the half moon rear pocket for a place to store extra cash. Originally designed with the Mademoiselle lock (named because Coco was not married), the 2.55 was redesigned by Karl Lagerfeld in the 1980s to include the famous front CC turn lock closure and the signature classic flap was born. (The original 2.55 was reissued in 2005.) The classic flap is as much in style today as it was when first introduced circa 1990.

This beautiful Chanel Small Classic double flap bag in black caviar proves the timelessness of the Chanel Classic. As with all Classic flap bags, this bag features a front flap with signature CC turnlock closure, half moon back pocket and an adjustable interwoven silver tone chain link and black caviar leather shoulder strap.

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

The bag is a 12-series and comes with Chanel box, Chanel dustbag, COA card, carebook, retail UPC, and felt.

The condition is Excellent; mint.

SKU: 34-173727
Hardware: Silver
Country of Origin: France
Color: Black
Height (in inches): 5
Width (in inches): 9
Depth (in inches): 2.75
Authenticity Details: Chanel stampings and hologram sticker
Primary Material: Leather

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHANEL

The core of Chanel’s design philosophy revolves around the idea that women should have as much style freedom as possible in their daily lives while maintaining their true elegance.  Famously quoted, “fashion fades, only style remains the same,” Chanel’s tweed jackets, pearls, camellia motif, and celebrated flap bags have revolutionized the luxury fashion world and inspired generations.

In February 1955, Chanel established the ultimate hand-free bag – the 2.55 double flap shoulder bag.  Inspired by 1920s soldier bags, its quilted lines, flap, CC logo closure, and strap granted women toting leisure and the pure class and sophistication that embodies the brand’s primary values.