The Chanel 2.55 bag is one of the most coveted vintage bags in the world, a real ‘It bag’ for fashion addicts. It is a classic vintage bag that was designed in 1955 by Coco Chanel, and 50 years later, the Chanel 2.55 still as elegant and timeless as ever. In 2005 it was re-released and unleashed an unprecedented craze among celebrities and other fashionistas. The Chanel reissue 2:55 was a hot vintage item. In this article you will find all the ins and outs of the Chanel 2.55 bag.
Origins of the Chanel 2.55
The Chanel 2.55 bag is an absolute must-have for fashionistas, it is one of the most sought after and most imitated bags in the world. On the latter, the world-famous designer of this bag Coco Chanel once said: “I would burst into tears the day no one copied me.”
The Chanel 2.55 was born in February in the year 1955 and this year, thanks the legendary designer bag his name. But what makes the Chanel 2.55 so special? First of all that Coco Chanel designed her famous Chanel n ° 5 perfume to the chic Chanel suit exudes class and the epitome of style. In the yuppie era in the 80s, the Chanel 2.55 was the ultimate status symbol.
Moreover, Coco Chanel was always busy with her innovative designs, such as the design of the Chanel 2.55 bag. What is so startling was this models that Chanel bag for the first time introduced a thin, double gold chain as a handle. This necklace is very functional: Chanel jump in the need for women to have their hands free. Until then, women wore their purse in hand, very difficult if you want to drink a cocktail at a party and at the same time to learn, or to deliver your business card. Cigarette Firstly, Coco Chanel designed the 2:55 for her: she was tired of always wearing her handbag in her hand and everywhere to get rid of it. In addition, the chain also acted as a beautiful piece of jewelry: Coco Chanel knew that women in general were crazy necklaces, so why not use them for a handbag?
The Chanel 2.55 bag is also famous for the pattern of the bag: it is a quilted pattern, inspired by the quilted jackets of the stable boys wore during the races. And Coco Chanel was fond of horse racing and everything around it. Curious detail of the Chanel 2.55 is the hidden compartment in the front flap of the bag, which is said herein Coco Chanel hid her love letters from her lover. Furthermore, the bag is made of durable materials such as silk, lamb and calf leather or fur in different colors.
The rebirth of the Chanel 2.55 bag, the Chanel Reissue Bag 2:55
On the 50th anniversary of Chanel 2.55 bag, in the year 2005, therefore, took the famous designer Karl Lagerfeld - since 1983 he holds sway over the fashion house Chanel - the 2:55 back into production. These so-called Chanel Reissue 2:55 Bag is exactly the same as that of Coco Chanel with the main difference that it now has the original Chanel bag Chanel simple closure, called Mademoiselle Lock, and not a closure with two interlocking C’s of Coco Chanel , which was introduced in the 80’s. The closure of the Chanel Reissue 2:55 is rectangular in shape, and the “Mademoiselle Lock” because the quirky Coco has never ventured to the wedding.
Lagerfeld after the Chanel Reissue 2:55 in 2005 brought to the market, as there was in the 50s a huge hype surrounding this bag. Now was not the wealthy high-society ladies, who wanted to purchase these coveted bag, but hip, modern fashionistas á la Carrie from Sex & the City and celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richy were spotted with the Chanel Reissue 2.55. With the result that it wanted a classic, vintage item was hot!
Lagerfeld designed the bag in 5 different sizes: baby, small, medium, large, X-large/jumbo and you can choose from three different materials: from very soft and smooth leather: lambskin, calfskin or slightly rougher leather ‘caviar leather’. Furthermore you the Chanel Reissue 2:55 in three color combinations buy: black with gold, gray with silver or white with silver.
The price of a real Chanel Reissue 2:55 are between 1,700 and 4,800 Dollars, but please note that prices may have now risen again. The price depends on the size and the material and the country in which you buy the bag. For example it is cheaper to buy than in the States. This bag in Paris and the rest of Europe.
How do you recognize an imitation of a real Chanel 2.55 Chanel 2.55 bag?
The range of Chanel 2.55 bags are very big on E-bay and Marketplace, but please note that 80% or more of its imitations. So it really watches out. Imitations of the Chanel 2.55 are so well imitated, including forged certificates, they are indistinguishable from real. The problem is that traders have to continue these imitations for genuine Chanel 2.55 bag and a hefty sum of money to ask for this trafficking so. Knockoffs i.e. bags that are inspired by famous designs are not illegal. They do try to emulate a particular style, but they do not pretend that they sell the authentic bag. These bags do not have the logo of the fashion house that they try to imitate.
Just a few points in a row how to recognize a real Chanel 2.55 an imitation:
All Chanel bags have a serial number and the serial numbers are recorded. The serial numbers indicate when the bag is made. These numbers should again correspond to the certificate of authenticity that you get from the bag. The serial number can be found on the inside of the bag. Please note that the serial number on a stickert (the so-called Chanel hologram sticker) that stuck in the corner of the inside is such that he is not removable without going bust. Over the years, various types of stickers used and the year is of course also be deduced from the number itself. If you want to buy a Chanel bag on Ebay or marketplace you should never offer if you do not know the serial number or if the bidder does not want to say what is the serial number!
If it says ‘Made in China’, that is your right all wrong. The bags are either made in Italy - Made in Italy - either in France - Made in France.
Genuine Chanel bags never have a metal nameplate on the inside of the bag. Also look at the cards that hang on the bag.
The price tags are always white, never black. The certificates of authenticity and the card with the serial number on it are black with gold and are not laminated in plastic.
The stitching is also very important: the stitching on the front of the bag must be symmetrical to the stitching on the back of the bag.
Trap never sell in large lots as traders Chanel bags on the Internet. The so-called “stocks”. Chanel bags never ‘about’, in fact they are completely sold out, or rather there is a long waiting list. But they will never sell a party that is left for a song. Even rejected batches or a single bag with a production mistake be destroyed immediately, so not some employee put it to get.
Of course there are also reliable advertisements of Chanel 2.55 bag, but ask so much information and as many features check for authenticity. For example, ask for the certificate of authenticity, the receipt - in case if it is an advertisement of an individual’s - or do they want, etc. Cannot start this, you can make it better down.
Will you be 100% sure that you have a real Chanel 2.55 bag in your hands, then you all the best in the fashion house Chanel itself buy the bag or Chanel stores.
The Chanel 2.55 bag hire
Located buying a Chanel 2.55 bag far above your budget, you cans’ still renting! For example, for a gala party, a movie premiere or just for a date with your new flame. In America, the rental of designer bags Bagborroworsteal was one of the first Internet companies with whom you have a designer bag like the Chanel 2.55 could hire and it also played a role in the Sex and the City movie.