To Covet: Chanel’s Colourful Flap Bag

By Butterboom Writers  /  May 6, 2013

An iconic bag in bold new colours.


Spring/Summer 2013 sees a new iteration of Chanel‘s now classic flap bag with a bright, cheerful injection of colour added to the equation. This is the bag that Gabrielle Chanel famously designed herself, adding the now iconic leather threaded chain strap after realising that women needed to use their hands at social events.

Several decades on and the iconic shoulder bag has not lost its appeal. Made from lambskin dyed red, yellow and blue and featuring black trim detailing and the double C clasp, this playful take on the classic form is enough to lift even the plainest of outfits. Inside there is a zip-pocket, allegedly designed as a place for Chanel to keep her love letters safe, and there is a back compartment too. Size wise it is small, ideal for an evening out it will comfortably carry your phone, purse and essential make up but with little room for anything else, making it the ideal accompaniment to your LBD.


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