Chanel Top Handle Envelope Flap Bag Red Calfskin GHW
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Chanel Top Handle Envelope Flap Bag Red Calfskin GHW in excellent condition. This stunning red Chanel bag comes with a gold-tone hardware / red leather top handle and long gold-tone hardware / red leather chain. The interior is lined in red leather with three big compartments, one zipper pocket and an open pocket at the back. The Chanel top handle bags can be worn by the top handle, on the crook of the arm, over the shoulder or cross body.
This Chanel Top Handle Envelope Flap Bag Red Calfskin GHW bag is of Calfskin leather. Calfskin is prized in the fashion industry for its luxurious feel and smooth texture. It is often chosen for its softness and flexibility, making it an ideal material for crafting stunning handbags. Chanel is particularly known for its quilted patterns, a design element often associated with the brand’s handbags. The quilting on calfskin leather adds a touch of sophistication and texture to the bags. Calfskin is very versatile, nicely balancing the soft, supple feel of Lambskin with the look of Caviar.
Despite its smooth look and feel, Calfskin is quite durable- making it the everyday bag for fashionistas on-the-go. Calfskin is the perfect Chanel leather for those looking for both luxurious and long-lasting leather. Chanel’s use of calfskin contributes to the timelessness of its handbag designs. The combination of quality materials, meticulous craftsmanship, and classic styles ensures that Chanel bags, including those made with calfskin, remain iconic and sought after.
Arguably the most famous Chanel bag of all time- Flap bag is a timeless icon. In February 1955, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel designed her most iconic handbag, the 2.55 flap. Not only did she create one of the most elegant fashion items ever, but also a piece that holds cultural value and has a significant history.
In 50’s the Chanel 2.55 Flap signified fashion liberation: it was the first bag made with a shoulder strap, freeing women from the constraints of the impractical clutch. The practicality including the adjustable chain strap and accessible back slip pocket draw women to the bag.
The Chanel 2.55 Flap also manifested two iconic Chanel handbag details: diamond-stitched quilting, and the deep burgundy hue of the interior lining. The straps on the first Flap Bags were entirely made of chain metal. When materials became scarce, however, Coco improvised by weaving leather into the chain to reduce the amount of metal needed.
The Flap Bag is a must-have for every Chanel collector. The bag has only grown in popularity especially ever since Karl Lagerfeld stepped in as Creative Director in 1983. Lagerfeld updated the bag by tweaking its silhouette and most notably the marker – the CC turnlock closure, replacing the Mademoiselle lock. Given their timeless design and exquisite craftsmanship, classic flaps make amazing investment pieces as they rarely cease to lose their value.
With the top handle and an envelope like design, this Top Handle Flap Bag is both trendy and classic at the same time.