March 25, 2009

Chanel 101.

Style Stripped was born out of intentions of educating the people about Fashion.
Of knowing right from wrong and that there is nothing known as right or wrong!
Fashion is a sub division of one's style and is build on dimensions such as Garments, Bags, Shoes and Accessories.

... as Coco Chanel said ' Fashion fades, Only Style remains the same'
and it is only fair to start with the MOST timeless Fashion Houses of our time, Chanel.
SS brings exclusive 101 on Chanel bags...
Dimensions of the Chanel Bag.


Baguette (formerly known as East West) flap bag:
Length:25 cm
Height:13 cm
Width 5.5 cm
Chain strap: adjustable to 68cm (single strap only)

Baguette lambskin flap bag:
Length:25 cm
Height: 13 cm
Width: 5 cm
Chain strap: adjustable to about 65 cm

Classic flap quilted bags - caviar & lambskin:
Small: 9" x 5.5" x 2.5" (13cm x 17cm x 6cm) (single flap, single chain)
Medium: 10" x 6" x 3" (double flap, double chain)
Large (double flap, double chain)
Jumbo: 12" x 8" x 3.5" (single flap, double chain)

2.55 Reissues:
225: 18 x 25.5 x 5.5 cm (10 x 7.06 x 2.16 inches)
226: 20 cm X 28 cm X 6 cm (11 x 7.88 x 2.4 inches)
227: 23 x 31 x 6 cm (12.2 x 9 x 2.4 inches)
228: 25 x 36 x 6.5 cm (14.2 x 9.8 x 2.6 inches) 

Colors till 2007:
2005 Colours - Grey, Black, White (with grey undertones)
2006 Colours - Burgundy, Dark-White, Bronze
2007 Cruise - (courtesy japskivt from TPF)
Distressed Patent:White (ruth hardware), Dark Navy, Dark Beige (aged hardware), Black, Light Red.
Metallic Distressed Patent: Copper (copper hardware), Gold (gold hw), Silver (ruth hw), Dark Silver (ruth hardware).
Velvet: Dark Red, Brown

... The Chanel 2.55 Classic Flap Black in Caviar Leather.
Arguably the most famous bag by Chanel.

... If you have any questions about Chanel Bags, anything varying from styles, colors, types etc. OR any requests for other brands or types of bags please use the Comment Section below.


  1. I hope to own the medium/large classic flap bag in black before 2009 is over insha'Allah :)

  2. ^ Good Luck to you, what color and leather are you looking for?

  3. I love chanel flaps so much! Oh and FYI the best place to buy the flaps would be from London or Paris...there's a huge price difference at the moment between those two places and the States!


  4. @ H,
    Best place according to variety might be London and Paris but th bag is actually more expensive in London Shops.. however from personal experience i can tell you a Chanel Falp from London Heathrow's Chanel is 50-60 quid cheaper than at the high street.

    Good Luck with your search Ladies, would love to see what you get and please feel free to ask any questions :)
    ... what i am loving right now is The Chanel Timeless Clutch. yummm

  5. Are you sure? A friend of mine just got a large flap from there and it was something like 120 pounds cheaper at bonds street!

  6. ^ yup i am pretty sure.. designer good in general are cheaper in america.., the most expensive place to shop for designer stuff is london.
    Also.. cheapest is a place in milan..

    i know a 2.55 black caviar costs 1160 pounds... try checking the price with tht of dollars then may be we can conclude this...

    Large Flap sounds gorgeous!

  7. OK so apparently a Large Caviar Flap in the UK costs 1510 pounds ($2159) while its American counterpart is $2425! Not sure about Milan or the 2.55, but exchange rates make a huge difference these days! *drool

    Regarding my friend, I KNOW RIGHT! It's navy blue and oh so gorgeous!

  8. ^ yup i checked its 15 10 for the caviar.. which is cheaper hmmm.. well its good news for u right? ur frm the uk?
    Also got the exact price difference. heathrow is 15 percent cheaper than uk high streett..

    hmm not a fan of blue but i'm sure she will love wearing it!
    I am perving on Balenciaga for now.. Gorgeous veiny leather.. and the giant hardware is amazing!

  9. Update:
    Before i meant the 2.55 in caviar and it is for £ 1,610.

  10. for me.. chanel is more classy then hermes. so chanel all the wayy

  11. oh i love chanel,irs so classy droool....i have the 2.55 in black yearning for one in nude/beige...wish me luck guys :D

  12. @ amna - the lambskin is soo gorgeous wow! do u have it with silver..
    Go for the gold in nude/beige it brings out the color so well! Good Luck dear! let us know when u get it!

  13. oh thanks black is with gold hardware...and i plan on getting the beige/nude with gold hardware too....i wish there was a section at Style stripped to show our(non-celeb) collections aswell...

  14. ^ ABSOLUTELY! Would be a fun thing.. will start work on it soon -may be we can rope in some more designer bags.. Great idea amna!

  15. ... and btw SS readers are no less than celebs.. hehe

  16. exactly...oo i am excited now cant would be our very own desi purse forum :D

  17. ^ TRUE THAT! whst ur Tpf id?

  18. Hey I have a question. I am planning to bid on a Chanel flap bag but it doesn't appear to be in the regular style. The quilt doesn't extend all the way to the edges.

    Don't really know how to explain. Here's a pic.

    The website is pretty authentic. It's a local designer bag trading hub and this seller is very trusted.

    Thing is I have never seem this model before. I have seen the one with this around the edges before but never in the style of the classic flab bag.

    What do you think?


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