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The Classic Chanel Double Flap Bag Reference Guide


The classic Chanel double flap bag is a structured bag that comes in an array of finishes including lambskin, caviar leather, tweed, fabric and more.

The leather and chain shoulder straps can be worn long, or doubled to be worn short. The bag has 1 open exterior pocket, 3 open interior pockets, 1 zippered pocket under the top flap, and 1 zippered interior pocket. The hardware most commonly comes in silver or gold.


The classic double flap most commonly comes in 9 inches (small/medium) or 10 inches (medium/large). Both bags are very similar in size.
9 inch bag dimensions - 9 x 6 x 2.5 inches
10 inch bag dimensions - 10 x 6.5 x 2.75 inches
**Dimensions are approximate.

Fun Facts and History

The classic double flap is the most well-known handbag in the world. And, for good reason. Its design elevates almost any outfit for any occasion. The craftmanship is top-notch, and the bags age gracefully and beautifully.

The classic double flap is one of the few mainstays of Chanel, sold every single year. However, this doesn't make them easy to acquire. Very often, the classic double flap will be sold out in stores, and the price of the double flap bag seems to increase significantly every year.

To the general public, the classic double flap is also referred to as the 2.55 bag. However, to those who are very well-versed with Chanel, they know that 2.55 more accurately describes Chanel reissue bags.

Retail Price

Medium - $4900
Small - $4700
**Last updated September 2014