Chanel's handbags are not just accessories; they are works of art, embodiments of luxury, and expressions of personal style. When purchasing a Chanel handbag, you're not only buying a bag but a piece of fashion history.
The Birth of the Chanel 2.55:
- In 1955, Coco Chanel introduced the legendary Chanel 2.55 handbag. The name "2.55" refers to February 1955, the month and year of its creation. This iconic bag was groundbreaking, featuring a quilted design inspired by jockey jackets, a chain strap for hands-free convenience, and a distinctive Mademoiselle lock, paying homage to Coco's unmarried status.
The Timeless Flap Bag:
- The Chanel Classic Flap Bag, introduced in the 1980s, is a timeless and highly coveted piece. It's an updated version of the 2.55, with the most notable change being the interlocking CC logo clasp. The Classic Flap Bag is renowned for its versatility, with variations in sizes, colors, and materials, making it a fashion staple for every generation.
Whichever style you choose, one thing all styles have in common is that these handbags are a luxury purchase! & With biannual price increases, there is no sign of things slowing down anytime soon.
Which is why, it’s SO important to care for your Chanel accessories and we’ve made it so easy!
We adore Lambskin, its buttery softness and luxurious feel. Chanel carefully selects lambskin for its handbags, particularly in the creation of iconic designs like the Classic Flap Bag. However, this leather can be very prone to marks, scuffs & scratches and ensuring you have the correct care products to hand, really can make a huge difference in your handbags condition.
Our Gentle Foam Cleanser is the perfect way to keep your Lambskin leather safely cleansed and refreshed - we’ve even used it to cleanse exotics!
& No bundle would be complete without our (Chanel saving) Cleansing Wipes!
We’ve lovingly renamed our Cleansing Wipes to the above in our office, because we have received SO many messages from our customers to tell us that our wipes have saved their handbags! From colour transfer, make-up to even spilled espresso (on light pink lambskin!) our Cleansing Wipes have successfully saved SO many gorgeous handbags - and we wouldn’t leave the house without them!
Caviar leather is known for its durability in comparison to Lambskin and certainly, if you are looking for a handbag to use daily then this would be a better choice, although this leather does weigh slightly heavier than Lambskin. Lighter coloured Caviar can be extremely susceptible to colour transfer, therefore it’s crucial to protect your Caviar leather and try to avoid it’s contact with darker fabrics as much as possible.
Our Water & Stain Guard is an absolute essential when it comes to protecting your accessories, it will create an invisible barrier of protection against water marks, colour transfer & stains - we like to think of it as a built-in umbrella for our accessories!
We certainly would not be holding our brand new WHITE Wallet on Chain under a tap if we hadn’t previously protected it!
As an added BONUS not only will you receive a bespoke guide giving you all of our top tips on how to care for Lambskin, Caviar & Calfskin - we’ve also added a second guide giving details on how to care for metallics & iridescent leathers too! You’ll only receive these two guides with this specific bundle, which you can shop here!
& If you are looking to elevate your bundle and add on the EASIEST way to apply all of our products - add our gorgeously soft & luxe pink Application Mitt Here - perfect for delicate Chanel leathers!
Personally, Chanel will always hold a special place in my collection and I remember purchasing my very first Chanel handbag - a Matte Caviar hot pink Wallet on Chain - I was obsessed!
It’s from this handbag that I really developed a love for Chanel and their handbags, in my opinion there really is something special about them. It’s also the handbag that I created our Base Shapers for! After using my handbag and seeing how floppy it went I knew I needed to create something which offered a safe amount of structure, removed the ‘sag’ and made my bag so much easier to use! Our WOC Base Shapers have been a bestseller since and I genuinely wouldn’t use my handbags without them!
In addition to our Care Products & Base Shapers of course we have our OG Product range - our Hardware Protectors!
The range that started it all and launching CC Hardware protectors was such a huge moment for us! If you own a Chanel handbag you’ll know just how easily the gorgeous CC hardware scratches & marks - not the look we want after spending $$$$’s! I’m so proud to say that we’ve sold over 250,000 CC Protectors - that’s a lot of shiny hardware!
We’d absolutely love to hear from you, whether you are looking for product recommendations or handbag chat - we’re here to help! Contact us here!