In 1955 Coco Chanel drew on inspiration from WWII soldiers and incorporated their long chain straps into the 2.55 bag. From Karl Lagerfeld’s interlocking C logo in the 1980s to FW12’s Lucky Symbol charms, both showcased in this expertly curated assortment. Among the 2.55 bags are other rare collector’s items like the cult-favorite ‘Ladies First’ shopper and a gold stingray Boy bag. The rest, as they say, is history…a piece of history you can have!
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The Boy Bag // Created by Karl Lagerfeld in 2011, the fuss-free style is a celebration of Coco Chanel’s boyish attitude (she made dresses out of men’s underwear after all), seen here in blue python.
The Lucky Symbol Bags // These handbags tell the tale of Coco Chanel, each charm representing something meaningful to her, from the scissors always seen hanging from her neck to a butterfly that symbolizes her transformation from orphan to designer.
The New Math Collection / The “Je Ne Suis Pas En Solde” clutch comes from Chanel’s New Math collection, featuring Plexiglas minaudières sporting political phrases like the aforementioned “I Am Not for Sale.”
The Spring 2015 Collection // The models-turned-protesters that marched down Chanel’s feminist-themed SS15 runway carried the Graffiti on the Pavement messengers and Flower Power bags seen here.