Tuesday, July 20, 2010

THE 2.55

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"european chanel experts" have started a buzz that the price of the iconic Chanel 2.55 Reissue handbag will be raised 20% by this August. In 2008, the Reissue bag that now costs $3600 cost only $2850. come august, if the experts are correct, a 2.55 could go up to $4100.

it's completely insane, but i can understand why. here's a little history lesson...

named after the year it was created in 1955, gabrielle chanel's 2.55 chain bag represents the epitome of style and is the ultimate status symbol. and although karl lagerfeld tweaked some details here and there since he became the head chanel consultant in '83, the 2.55 remains one of the world's most sought after bags. according to bagsnob.com, the chanel 2.55 is one of the two designer bags stylish women of the world should know about; the other is the hermes birkin.

"The Chanel 2.55 bag has inspired many imitations. However, Coco Chanel, herself had a very refreshing attitude to copies of her famous designs: “I would shed tears the day no one copied me.”

With its famous quilting, the 2.55 is based on the quilted coats worn by boys at the race track, as Coco Chanel’s designs were influenced by her love of horse racing. Chanel used a running stitch, quilting the bag in a diamond or herringbone pattern, and introduced pockets into the bag, another passion of Mademoiselle Chanel's. The 2.55 contains a secret pocket inside the front flap, where is it claimed that in her original, Coco Chanel hid love letters received from a beau."

classic and timeless, just like my mom and her sense of style.

talk about a sweet inheritance :)

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