When purchasing a new handbag, there are a number of different factors to consider. What style are you looking for? What is the purpose of this handbag? Are you looking for something during the daytime, evening or both? And perhaps most importantly, what’s my budget?
When buying a quality handbag crafted from only the finest materials, there is bound to be a large price tag attached. Though you shouldn’t let the cost scare you away from investing in a well-made and meticulously crafted handbag - as that’s exactly what they are, investments. This holds true in particular when considering the fashion power-houses, such as Chanel and Hermès.
A brand rich in history, Chanel is truly a luxury fashion pioneer. Chanel’s beloved and treasured Classic Flap is a bag which has become synonymous with the finest craftsmanship and embodies years of tradition and fashion. Most commonly crafted in lambskin or caviar leather, the Classic Flap is perhaps the most famous and recognised bags in the world. A Chanel signature, this iconic piece is way more than just a handbag.
So what’s its purpose? Well, the best thing about Chanel’s timeless collection is that they’re the ideal handbags for anytime and anyplace. Whether you’re the kind of woman who prefers to dress comfortably in some light was jeans with a pair of basic white sneakers, the Classic Flap is the perfect compliment. Or for the dressier evenings, the Classic Flap can be easily paired with a cocktail dress and a pair of heel. It truly offers the best of both worlds when it comes to day to night usage, but it also balances fashion and function at the same time. Regardless of its stunning, instantly recognizable appearance, fitting all your daily essentials comes with no difficulty for this bag. Naturally, given its structured silhouette, you cant fit your whole world inside, but you can fit every small thing you need, including these:
- Cardholder or wallet. Carry all your bank cards, bills and receipts comfortably inside.
- Sunglass case + sunglasses. Try must-haves you must have with you at all times!
- Lipsticks and glosses. Other essentials us women need throughout the day.
- Makeup compact. Again, an absolute essential – touch ups are necessary
- Mobile phone. Pretty much a requirement. If your phone can’t fit in your bag you might need to rethink your purchase.
With its fine leather, the craftsmanship of a Classic Flap is absolutely perfect – there are zero mistakes. The chain/ leather interwoven strap is Chanel signature, as is the obvious CC logo clasp. With its double flap closure, the interior consists of one spacious compartment, a large slip pocket and two slip pockets. Lambskin leather is delicate and much more fragile than the caviar. With a smooth, buttery finish, lambskin leather scratches easily. Caviar leather is pebbles with a slight sheen to it, and much more durable than lambskin. Neither leather will allow the Classic Flap to slough over time, it will keep its structured silhouette – which is something a lot of women enjoy.
Starting at £3,990 for the Classic Medium Flap bag, there are several difficult colours available. The Classic Flap is reinvented in some sort of way every season, therefore different leathers, patterns and ones that feature embroidery or unique detailing are also available - perhaps not in stores anymore, but definitely through reselling retailers.
The ideal companion to accompany you wherever you go, the Classic Flap can be worn with anything in your wardrobe and will remain in style forever. An investment piece that you won’t regret, one day your daughter will thank you for it, as will her daughter, her daughter’s daughter, and so on. The definition of an icon, the Chanel Classic Flap will never not be at the top of luxury fashion’s handbag hierarchy. It’s the handbag of all handbags, to say the least. A true must-have for any woman with a love for luxury no matter what age, shop the Classic Flap here.