The 5 Chanel Handbags That Are Worth The Investment
Very few designer handbags can claim to be ‘Iconic’, but Chanel happens to have a whole army of them. From its classic chain-strap style to its miniature backpacks and wallets on chain, each has stood the test of time and are, we believe still well worth the investment. Fashion is sometimes fickle and each season we’re inundated with new shapes, prints, colours and ‘must-have’ styles that sometimes it just pays to stick to the classics.
If choice is not your forte then Chanel has just solved all of your problems with its Chanel Gift Box, containing 4 of the brand’s most iconic styles. The box is designed like a cosmetics case and comes with the brand’s signature diamond quilting and features a mirror inside. Jumping on the miniature bag trend, it contains the Classic Flap Bag, the Reissue 2.55 Bag, the Boy Bag and the Gabrielle Bag all in miniature.
However, if you’re still wanting to know more about Chanel’s offering before investing, we’ve broken down the brand’s most popular styles below that are worthy of any investment buy. Keep scrolling to find out more.
No.1 CHANEL Classic Flap
Also referred to as the 11.12, Karl Lagerfeld updated the 2.55 in the 1980s, staying true to the original form while giving it an updated flair. The most noticeable change came in the form of the updated lock, which now features the iconic CC. Its miniature version has also taken off in recent years, with Purse Blog reporting that the retail price of the miniature Classic Flap bag has increased by as much as 25%. No wonder it’s touted as one of the safest styles to invest in.
No.2 CHANEL 2.55
Undeniably chic, it’s no surprise that Chanel’s classic flap bag is still the most-wanted designer handbag in the world. Debuted in 1955, Coco Chanel designed the 2.55 so to be completely hands-free, still a top-seller for the brand, each season the 2.55 is reimagined in a fresh wave of colours and textures.
No.3 CHANEL Boy
Think iconic handbags can only ever be classic? Think again. With its more androgynous, rock 'n' roll feel, the Chanel Boy is one of the most directional styles of the bunch. First released in 2011 by Karl Lagerfeld, it’s named after Gabrielle Chanel's first love, Boy Capel. Its retail price has remained relatively steady since its launch.
No. 4 CHANEL Gabrielle
The Chanel Gabrielle bag is everything an icon should be; elegant, stylish and equally at home with workwear as it is with denim, so it’s really no wonder this classic offering has hit all the right notes with the style set - even Meghan Markle is a fan. With the name paying homage to Gabrielle Chanel herself, the bag launched during Chanel's S/S 17 show and became an instant classic as it was the first bag to be featured in a unisex fashion.
No. 5 CHANEL 19
One of Chanel’s newest styles to launch, the Chanel 19 was named after 2019 and has been flourishing ever since. The quilted bag is a reimagined version of the house's classic 2.55 bag, but the 19 comes with a chunky chain strap and is updated with bright new colourways and a soft, slouchier structure.
CHANEL Pre-Owned, Belt Bag and Mini Bag
Vintage or not, Chanel’s belt bags and miniature bags are two of the hottest styles this year. You can switch them up and carry it three ways – clutch, on the shoulder or across the body - they’re the iconic and versatile handbags our everyday wardrobes have been crying out for.