Chanel CC Filigree Bag Guide

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Introducing the Chanel CC Filigree Bag. The CC Filigree comes in two styles, Flap Bag and Vanity Case. This is part of Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. It features an interlocking CC in front of the bag. The Vanity Case includes a top handle and a shoulder strap with a CC padlock. It also includes a mirror inside the bag.

CC Filigree Flap

Style

Price

Size

Chanel CC Filigree Flap Small Bag $3,100.00 (USD) 5.3” x 8.7” x 2.4”
Chanel CC Filigree Flap Medium Bag $3,300.00 (USD) 6.2” x 10” x 2.5”

CC Filigree Vanity Case

Style

Price

Size

Chanel CC Filigree Vanity Case Small Bag $3,700.00 (USD) 6.3” x 8.3” x 3.3”
Chanel CC Filigree Vanity Case Medium Bag $4,200.00 (USD) 6.7” x 9.4” x 3.9”

Chanel-Vanity-Cases-2 The Chanel Vanity Case has always been a part of Chanel’s tradition. And there were many of variations made that has different functions. For example, in the past the French fashion house designed Vanity Cases to help you store all your cosmetics. You can still find these bags in pre-owned stores and they’re labeled as vintage items. But what’s more interesting is that recently Chanel reinvented the Vanity Cases into full-time everyday bag items. You can find a lot of information at our site: READ: Chanel Vanity Case And History And now for the Spring Summer 2016 Collection, again… new Vanity Cases have been released and all of them look amazing. The large CC on the front reminds me of the Chanel Diamond Flap Bag (really stunning!). The Vanity Cases are Quilted and features top handle as well as interwoven chain strap for shoulder carry. It also comes with two-oversized luggage tag, which makes it extra luxurious. Chanel-Vanity-Cases-4 Oh and there is more, check out the sides and the interior. One of the luggage tags has a hidden CC lock (to-die-for) and the second luggage tag (which is a bit smaller) holds the key to the lock. The interior is structured – with two large compartments and one zip pocket in the center. There is even a mirror inside and you never know when you need it. Everything about this bag is luxurious. Chanel-Vanity-Cases-3 Chanel-Vanity-Cases-5 The bag comes in two sizes: Chanel Small Vanity Case Style code: A93343 Size: 6.3’x 8.3′ x 3.3′ inches Price: $3100 USD, €3500 euro, £2570 GBP Chanel Medium Vanity Case Style code: A93344 Size: 6.7’x 9.4′ x 3.9′ inches Price: $4200 USD, €3900 euro, £2860 GBP So what do you think? Chanel-Vanity-Cases-6 Chanel-Vanity-Cases-7 Chanel-Vanity-Case-2 Chanel-Vanity-Case-3 Chanel-Vanity-Case Chanel-Vanity-Cases Chanel-CC-Filigree-Vanity-Case-Bag-beige Chanel-CC-Filigree-Vanity-Case-Bag-black Chanel-CC-Filigree-Vanity-Case-Bag-red Chanel-CC-Filigree-Vanity-Case-Bag-pink Chanel-CC-Filigree-Vanity-Case-Bag 

Something not uncommon, but yet novel enough that I want to share overcame me last night. Mr. I were sitting up in bed, winding down from a somewhat hectic day. He was watching his favorite re-runs of Bourne movies called “The Bourne Legacy”, and I was perusing fashion websites on my laptop and eventually landed at Chanel, no surprises there.

I have been daydreaming of the perfect piece from the Chanel Airlines collection, and have even been in- store twice to play with some pieces from the collection (read: Perfect Landing: Chanel Airlines Spring/Summer 2016 Bags). 

Although I have yet to see these in person, the CC vanity cases make my heart skip a beat and are my standout favorites of this collection. They remind me of vanity cases reminiscent of older eras of black and white with our favorite iconic actresses like Audrey Hepburn. Last night on the purseboppicks instagram, I posted a picture of these new vanity cases and it’s clear some of you share in my obsession too.

Fashion Icon Audrey Hepburn is about to boards a plane from Ciampino Airport, Rome. Source Travels With May.
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Vanity Cases are traditionally meant to carry a woman’s cosmetics or other toiletries during travel. Chanel did a modernized take on the silhouette of the vanity case with all the useful features of a handbag. The Chanel vanity case comes with the signature chain strap, so you can carry it cross body or over the shoulder like a real purse. I especially admire all of the little travel accents on the bag like the two luggage tags, one of which has a “CC” charm and the other contains a key to lock the bag. Better yet, it unzips all the way around the perimeter and has many divisions and compartments much like real luggage and travel organization cases. For me, the vanity case is the perfect novelty bag that shows off the vintage airline theme of the collection while still being practical enough for actual wear.

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The vanity bag comes in solid beige, black and silver and also a beige/black combination. Available in three sizes:

Chanel Small Vanity Case
Style Code: A93342
Size: 5.1’x 6.7′ x 2.8′ inches
Price: $3500

Chanel Medium Vanity Case
Style code: A93343
Size: 6.3’x 8.3′ x 3.3′ inches
Price: $3700 

Chanel Large Vanity Case
Style code: A93344
Size: 6.7’x 9.4′ x 3.9′ inches
Price: $4200 


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Chanel Beauty Lock Flap Bag Guide

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Presenting the Chanel Beauty Lock Flap Bag. This newest flap is from Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection. The Beauty Lock is made of sheepskin leather and features a black plexiglas closure with the CC logo. The bag looks similar to the Classic Flap except for its unique closure. Available in two sizes, Mini and Medium. It comes in a variety of colors like Burgundy, White, Navy Blue, Pink and Black.

Style, Price & Size

Style

Price

Size

Chanel Medium Beauty Lock Flap Bag $3,800.00 (USD) 7.1″ x 11.4″ x 3.9″
Chanel Mini Beauty Lock Flap Bag $3,200.00 (USD)

5.3″ x 8.3″ x 2.4″

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Well hello there, do you like what you see?

Already presented for the Spring Summer 2016 Collection Act 1, but we wanted to show you more colors.

You see, the ones that Chanel showcased on their official website has black closures with golden CC on it. See below:

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We weren’t really fond of the colors, are you?

Nah…

But Chanel kept their best secrets in store, that’s why their boutiques are full of surprises. You never know what they have in stock until you get there, physically.

Like the ‘pink version’, it’s to-die for. Everything you want in a flap bag, it’s there. Quilted, with interwoven chain strap, but with a little twist. The front closure has been swapped to a large squared plate with CC and CHANEL printed on it. The plate comes in several of colors, I like the pink version with pink plate and with gold finishing.

This bag is also available in white. For the prices and sizes, please go here: Chanel Spring Summer 2016 Collection Act 2.

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Chanel Classic 2.55 Bags

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The classic Chanel double flap bag is a structured bag that comes in an array of finishes including lambskin, caviar leather, tweed, fabric and more. 

The leather and chain shoulder straps can be worn long, or doubled to be worn short. The bag has 1 open exterior pocket, 3 open interior pockets, 1 zippered pocket under the top flap, and 1 zippered interior pocket. The hardware most commonly comes in silver or gold.
Size

The classic double flap most commonly comes in 9 inches (small/medium) or 10 inches (medium/large). Both bags are very similar in size. 
9 inch bag dimensions - 9 x 6 x 2.5 inches
10 inch bag dimensions - 10 x 6.5 x 2.75 inches
**Dimensions are approximate.
Fun Facts and History

The classic double flap is the most well-known handbag in the world. And, for good reason. Its design elevates almost any outfit for any occasion. The craftmanship is top-notch, and the bags age gracefully and beautifully. 

The classic double flap is one of the few mainstays of Chanel, sold every single year. However, this doesn't make them easy to acquire. Very often, the classic double flap will be sold out in stores, and the price of the double flap bag seems to increase significantly every year. 

To the general public, the classic double flap is also referred to as the 2.55 bag. However, to those who are very well-versed with Chanel, they know that 2.55 more accurately describes Chanel reissue bags.

In a market full of beautiful designer bags, the Chanel Icon Flap unmistakably represents true luxury. Here’s a look at the construction of fashion’s most iconic and historic accessory.

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It all started in February of 1955 when Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel created a handbag for herself.  She was tired of carrying top handle bags on her arm and decided to create something with longer, thinner straps that could be worn over the shoulder to free-up her arms. The name comes directly from the date of its origin, February, 1955. Coco Chanel had an undeniable love for jewelry and she wanted the leather handles to look like a necklace. And so came the now iconic “Bijoux” (French for jewelry) chain handle. The burgundy interior lining of the handbag was the exact color of the uniforms from her childhood orphanage. Coco wanted to take the sadness and hardship of her youth and apply it to her current happiness and success. The quilted leather of the handbag was inspired by the quilted jackets that jockey players wore during games.

60 years later, the same craftsmanship is implemented to create the “Icon Flaps” that have made it into many of our own hearts and closets.

There are seven total Chanel Icon Classics, consisting of three sizes in the 2.55 (225, 226 & 227) and four sizes in the CC Classic Flap style (Small, Medium/Large, Jumbo & Maxi).

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Her spirit lives on in a bag that she designed with every stitch in mind. Here are the hidden secrets you may not know about your Chanel Classic…

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Coco had a love for the Mona Lisa and made the back pocket reminicent of her subtle smile.  That back pocket that we now use for our cell phones,  was originally used by mademoiselle for her small change for tips. She always liked to have tip money readily available for bellboys, drivers and doormen.

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The double flap was made to hide a secret zipper compartment located underneath the second flap. This was believed to be the place where Coco hid her love letters from whoever Mr. Chanel was at the time, LOL!

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Coco Chanel never went anywhere without her mirror compact, powder and a lipstick. This is why the inside compartments are made to fit just that!

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When Karl Lagerfeld took over the house of Chanel he recreated the Icon Flap. Keeping all its original “secrets”, he changed the “Mademoiselle” closure to a “CC” turn lock and intertwined the chain handle with leather.

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So what makes the classic Chanel bag so special? To begin with, exclusivity and a commitment to excellent quality from start to finish. There are seven steps to creating a Chanel classic flap:

1. Cutting:
This step ensures that each grain and color of leather matches up to the rest of the parts being constructed for that particular bag.

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2. Quilting:
Done by a computer system to perfectly create the iconic Chanel diamond quilting.

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3. Assembling:
Each piece of leather and hardware is completely assembled by hand. Each bag is its own artisan’s masterpiece.

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4. Turning:
Each Chanel classic flap is made first from the inside and then turned inside-out. This is said to be the most physical and exhausting process, and what Chanel says to be a “job for women only…”

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5. Shaping and finishing:
Shaping is done by pressing fingers into ridges from the last step to confirm the leather is smooth and perfect. Then the artisan finishes off by screwing in the metal closures and eyelets.

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6. Interlaced or Bijoux chain:
CC classic flap leather and chain handled are all interlaced by hand.

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7. Final touches:
Quality control, numbering of serial numbers, leather buffing , polishing the metal hardware and wrapping the bag up in tissue…

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So why do the prices keep going up? Chanel has created and maintained a brand that women aspire to have in their lives. The Classic bags are not typically readily available off the street at a boutique for purchase which creates quite a high demand for the product. Besides the supply and demand factor, Chanel has strict standards of excellence not only in leather and materials, but also in the finest craftsmanship. Each Icon Flap is just as carefully cut, stitched and crafted from the inside as they are on the outside. Not just anyone can make these bags and Chanel holds their Classic Flap to represent a crucial part of their brand. What many of us don’t think about when we hear about these enormous price increases are changes in production costs, materials, quality craftsmanship and even exchange rates. All these factors along with the 180 step production process create an impeccable product that is worth the praise… and price. (1)

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CHANEL METAL CC FLAP BAG

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Introducing the Chanel CC Filigree Bag. The CC Filigree comes in two styles, Flap Bag and Vanity Case. This is part of Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection. It features an interlocking CC in front of the bag. The Vanity Case includes a top handle and a shoulder strap with a CC padlock. It also includes a mirror inside the bag.


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Let’s go back in time… back to the Chanel Fall Winter 2016 Bag Collection Act 1. Remember the Chanel Metal CC Flap Bag? If not, we will help you refresh your mind, so no worries.

The Chanel Metal CC Flap Bag is certainly a bag to consider; its not only lovely but it differentiate itself from Chanel flap bags because of the look – a metal plate with the brand’s signature is printed on the front, as well as the new CC clasp. There are also metal pieces put on the bottom edges.

What’s more?

Remember the Golden Class Double CC Bag and the Trendy CC Bag? It’s like this Chanel Metal CC Flap Bag is inspired by both of these beauties. Just take a look at the details:

The metal plate with the brand’s signature appears to be inspired by the Trendy CC’s metal plate on the top of the bag.

And the CC logo hanging below reminds me of the same CC on the Golden Class Double CC Bag.

So you get the best of both worlds, now for the details:

Chanel Metal Mini Flap Bag
Style code: A93514
Size: 5.5’ x 8.7’ x 3.1’ inches
Price: $3600 USD, €3450 euro, £2930 GBP, $5490 SGD, $28900 HKD, $5360 AUD, ¥462240 JPY

Chanel Metal Flap Bag
Style code: A93515
Size: 6.3’ x 10.2’ x 3.5’ inches
Price: $3800 USD, €3700 euro, £3140 GBP, $5890 SGD, $31000 HKD, $5750AUD, ¥495720 JPY

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Considered by many to be the holy grail of handbags, styles by Chanel are the ultimate trophy accessory. Ever since Coco Chanel opened shop in 1909, the house has put out nothing but fashion brilliance, with Karl Lagerfeld continuing the tradition today. Whether you covet a classic Flap Bag, a street style favorite like the Boy Bag or an embellished piece from the runway, a gorgeous Chanel is definitely worth the investment.


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Chanel Cruise 2017 Accessories & CRUISE 2017 HANDBAGS COLLECTION

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Here’s your quick first look at Chanel’s upcoming cha-cha-cha Cruise 2017collection, inspired by Cuba and staged in Havana sometime in May this year. And with just months before the collection hits our sunny shores, a preview is definitely in order. So what’s up first? Well, the accessories, of course. Besides the usual range of jewellery ranging from bracelets to earrings and even pearl-festooned necklaces, you’ll also see lots and lots of brooches inspired by the tropical iconography of the Caribbean.

In other words, brooches in the form of parrots, brooches in the form of palm trees, hey, there’s even a pineapple-shaped brooch that comes adorned with faux pearls, some of which you’ll see above.

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One of the key pieces (or at least to me anyway) is this stunning cuff. Swathed in khaki green canvas and covered with more pins, it’s definitely a statement piece of jewellery, filled with fun tropical nuances including an avocado with a CC logo on it.

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Last but not least, here’s how a typical pearl necklace from the season will look like, decorated with multi-coloured daisies in the most tropical of summer hues. More updates to come, including bags and SLGs, I promise, so do stay tuned!


In May this year, Chanel presented their Cruise 2016/17 Collection at Paseo del Prado in Havana, Cuba. Guests arrived in colorful old convertibles and were treated to a spectacular show, with clothing and accessories that paid homage to Cuban culture and heritage. The accessories collection features unique pieces inspired by the Cuban culture, including bags shaped like cigar box, shoulder bags with the Coco Cuba print, colorful flowy skirts and ringer tees.

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The Lego Clutch is also back this season in new designs with inspirations from the Cuban theme.

Chanel’s Cruise 2017 Collection Handbags


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CHANEL PARIS IN ROME ZIPPED WALLET

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A new leather creation from the Paris in Rome Collection, the Chanel Paris in Rome Zipped Wallet is all you could ever ask for in all aspects. Its navy blue color in sheepskin & light gold metal is already something to look forward to.

This particular Chanel zipped wallet broke from the usual overall quilting effect found in other wallets since the quilt is found only in the center. And oh, the new and beautiful CC logo on top is one of our favorites as well!

Now let’s talk about its interiors and compartments. Upon opening, you will instantly notice that it features a dark blood-like red color. It has several card slots for easy storage and a coin holder in the center just to keep those little pennies in one storage.

Style code is A80969, measuring 4.1′ x 7.6′ x 0.8′ inches, priced at $950 USD, €945 euro, £800 GBP or $7900 HKD via Chanel boutiques.

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