Here’s the story behind one of the world’s most popular handbags

Here’s the story behind one of the world’s most popular handbags
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Chanel handbags arouse admiration in the eyes of many women. Many of us dream about cult Chanel 2.55 model. What is the secret of success of handbags with Chanel logo? Let us check it out!

Chanel 2.55 – history of the cult handbag creation

Chanel 2.55 is a real classic, thanks to characteristic quilted texture it is one of the most recognizable handbags in the world. Many women wonder how this timeless accessory, which will never go out of style, was created?

The originator of the bag is Gabrielle Chanel, who created Chanel 2.55 in February 1955. As it is not hard to guess, the date of the bag’s creation became an inspiration for its name (it refers to the month and year of its creation). For its production a high-quality material called Cateye was used, which absorbs sweat well and is easy to clean. Earlier handbags dedicated to wealthy women were bulky and impractical – the lightweight construction and shape of Chanel 2.55 were a revolutionary solution.

What does the original Chanel 2.55 handbag look like?

Characteristic elements of the Chanel 2.55 include:

  • a rotating rectangular-shaped lock, the so-called “mademoiselle”. Additionally, it is a reference to Gabrielle Chanel’s life – “mademoiselle” means “maiden”, and as we know, the French designer never married,
  • a strap in the form of a chain, thanks to which you can hang the bag over your shoulder, which in the 50s was a real rarity,
  • burgundy lining – uniforms in a similar color were worn by nuns (Chanel attended a Catholic school),
  • a zippered pocket on the inside of the lapel – as the legend has it, Gabrielle kept love letters from numerous lovers inside.

How much does a Chanel 2.55 cost?

Undoubtedly, not every of us can afford to buy Chanel 2.55. It is a luxurious handbag, available only for the chosen ones. There is a reason why the market is flooded with fakes diplomatically referred to as a’la Chanel handbags – many young girls dream about having this cult, exclusive accessory, which symbolizes good taste and class.

For example, in 2010 one had to pay about 9 000 PLN for a new Chanel 2.55 model. Just a few years later, the price of the handbag increased to nearly 20 000 zlotys, and in 2019 the cost of buying Chanel 2.55 was more than 22 000 zlotys!

Chanel 2.55 – a good investment for luxury handbag lovers

Chanel handbag is not only a fashionable gadget from the designer, but a solid investment for years. Chanel 2.55 model not only keeps its value, but as the reality shows, year after year its market price increases. So even if in a few years we decide to sell the bag – without any problem we will find a new owner for it and certainly we will not lose on the transaction, quite the opposite!

Used Chanel handbags always go fast – we will certainly sell our model in no time. On Facebook and Instagram there are many communities dedicated to selling luxury handbags, where you can find real gems preserved in great condition.

Chanel 2.55 – a universal accessory that fits every style

Chanel 2.55 is a handbag that can be worn with elegant, long dress, summer dressmaker, as well as with boyfriend jeans and crop top. It is an accessory which will come in handy during many occasions such as a wedding, party, meeting friends or a romantic dinner with your beloved.

One thing we can be sure of, Chanel 2.55 is a bag you cannot pass by indifferently, it always catches the eye of other people – it delights with its high quality and attention to detail. It can be worn by women of all ages – this universal accessory suits young girls, as well as mature ladies.

Read also: Do you know the history of the women’s shirt?

Main photo: Christian Vierig/ Getty Images Entertainment/ Getty Images

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