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FOR SURE VINTAGE offers various different vintage Chanel bags (such as the double flap Timeless, or single flap Diana) most of which date from the 1990s.
We are constantly on the look-out for different vintage Chanel bags. Their quality of workmanship and the materials used in the workshops are truly exceptional.

Chanel bags

Gabrielle Chanel was the creator of the shoulder bag, designed to free up women's hands and give them a carefree yet elegant look. Gabrielle Chanel believed that bags carried in the hand were constricting, and that women should be able to put their hands in their pockets and have more freedom of movement, just like men.

Menswear was a great source of inspiration for Coco Chanel; bags carried by the military gave her the idea of creating a shoulder bag for women. In 1955, the designer introduced the 2.55 model.

Its name came from the date this very first shoulder bag was launched (2 as in the month of February, and 55 as in the year 1955). The bag was designed to be an item made to last, but it was the famous shoulder strap that took the world by storm; made from a gold chain, it was feminine and luxurious in itself.

The iconic Chanel bag enjoyed a new lease of life under Karl Lagerfeld, appointed artistic director in 1983.

During the 1980s, Lagerfield reinvented the 2.55 and updated it by replacing the rectangular "Mademoiselle" clasp with the famous double C logo clasp. He also changed the appearance of the shoulder strap; whilst still made from a 24-carat gold-plated chain, it now also featured a leather strip in the same colour as the bag.

This new classic was named the Timeless bag. It came in various different sizes to appeal to as many people as possible, and still enjoys worldwide success.

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