BEST Chanel Bag? Comparison and My Pick of Choice
Chanel Bag! Out of the range of Chanel Classic Bags, which one is the Best Chanel Bag, and which one should you go for if you are debating a new Chanel Bag? That is exactly what we’re going to be chatting through in this video today. Now welcome back all my fellow designer bag addicts, if you are new to this channel and love designer bags and luxury bags in general, then welcome to the family, make sure you stay tuned until the end Of the video as I’ll be revealing, which Chanel Classic Bag, I think, is the best. I’ve also asked the same question to my Instagram community and done a poll on there so I’ll be revealing the results of which classic Chanel bag you guys are loving the most too.
So the Chanel Bag I’m specifically going to be talking about in this video today is, of course, the Chanel Classic Flap Bag. This Chanel Bag has been around for many decades, and now it’s still very much an in-demand Handbag. Then we’ve got the Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag. I don’t have this bag to show you um actually on camera, but here is what that bag looks like, and so it’s quite similar to the Chanel Classic Flap Bag. However, it doesn’t have the CC logo on the front. It just has a turn-lock in a rectangle shape. So it’s a little bit more understated than the classic flap bag. And I’m also going to be talking about the Chanel Boy Bag. This has been around for a few years now, but it’s definitely not one of the oldest styles of Chanel Bags.
Some people might not class the Chanel Boy Bag, as a classic bag, but I think it’s so popular that I’m definitely classing it as a Chanel classic Bag. I cannot see this bag going anywhere anytime soon and then here is the Chanel 19 Bag, which came out in 2019. It’S actually the last Chanel Bag design that Karl Lagerfeld worked on before his passing. And quite a few people have said you know, is the Chanel 19 Bag going to be a new Chanel Classic Bag? And my answer to that is obviously no one knows yet you know, will it stay as part of the collection for the next few decades. But I definitely can see this Chanel 19 Bag staying and becoming a classic.
Chanel Classic Flap Bag
The first Chanel Classic Bag that we are going to chat about In this video is the Chanel Classic Flap Bag. Of course, this is probably the most well-known classic bag from Chanel. As I said, it’s been around many years, so this is my personal classic flap. This is a vintage jumbo extra large and this designer Chanel Bag here is nearly 30 years old. So, as you can tell, this bag has been around a long time proportion, change and styles change slightly, but overall it comes as just an amazing structured Chanel Bag. So here with this one, you have the CC lock on the front that is on every single Chanel classic flap bag, even if it is one of the old ones with different size logos and you basically turn the lock. This is consistent with all Classic Flap Handbags, which then opens up here now again, you get them in different colors, different sizes, so many different fabrics as well.
This Chanel Classic Flap Bag is in black caviar leather with gold hardware. This is a double flap bag and you just open the bag up. You can get single flaps, so they don’t have that second flap there and inside of the bag. So the style of this bag hasn’t changed very much. You know it’s still very consistent with how it first started out. Now I love the classic flap. if you are purchasing your first ever Chanel Bag or adding to your Designer Handbags collection and you are drawn to this bag, it’s so fantastic. It is the epitome of timeless classic elegance.
Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag
Next up is the Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag. This is very similar to the Chanel Classic Flap Bag in terms of it’s been around a long time, it’s not going anywhere soon. The main difference, though, is that I feel like this Chanel Bag appeals to people that don’t want a big CC logo on the front of their bag or just a logo, in general, is a lot more understated. So if you know the Chanel Bag range, then you will probably recognize the Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag. If you saw someone wearing it. However, if you don’t know the Chanel Bag range so much because you’ve not got that logo, which is very much a visual identifier to other people on what brand your bag is. There will be quite a few people out there that don’t even know if you were to wear the 2.55, and it’s a Chanel Bag.
So if that is more, you and your kind of don’t want to be out there shouting about the brand of your Handbag / Crossbody Bag. But you do want to enjoy the quality of a Chanel Bag, then the Reissue 2.55 Bag definitely could be a great investment for you personally. For me, I do think the logo being on the front of the bag, with the classic flap is a better investment piece than the Reissue bag. I think there are more people when they are spending that much money on a bag. They want the CC logo on the front of the Chanel Bag and maybe prefer the look of the classic flap to the reissue bag. So, whilst I think this is a great Classic Bag from Chanel, I think the audience is a lot smaller for it and if you are looking for a better investment piece, the reissue, I don’t think, is that bag. I think I’m more likely. Personally, I would lean towards the classic flap now.
Chanel Boy Bag
Again, people might argue over whether this is a classic or not, but the Chanel Boy Bag has been around for many years now available in many different colors. It’S obviously not going anywhere soon. So I wanted to include it because I think the boy is a Classic Bag. As I said, I don’t think it’s going anywhere too soon, and personally, it’s actually one of my favorite styles of Chanel Bag. I prefer the boy to the classic flap, but it depends on what look you are going for.
So this is a Chanel Boy Bag. This is an old medium in a 19p grey with antique gold hardware and you do get the logo on the front of the bag. But on a rectangle kind of lock there very simple bag, so it’s similar to the classic flap, but just looks let me get them both so that you can see them side by side. You know you’ve got your logo on the front very similar styles of bag. Just this one probably looks a little bit more trendy, maybe slightly more modern. Whereas the classic flap is more timeless and I have described the classic flap before, as may be more feminine, with the kind of curves of the flap there.
Whereas the Chanel Boy Bag Designer, I say this is more masculine um, just because it’s more of a boxy, more of a solid kind of shape now in terms of a bag, it’s very similar to the classic flap. The fastening is quite different. It’s not a turn-lock! You pinch the two sides: there open the bag up and it’s just one big main compartment in therewith also a flap at the back. I really like the chain on this bag, and this works much better as a Crossbody Bag than the classic flap does.
So I feel like the classic flap here. I will try all these on in a second for you actually so that you can see this. The Shoulder Bag strap here is just much more suited to wearing it like this, whereas the Chanel Boy Bag here is much more suited to wear as a Crossbody Bag, and that is one of the main things for me. I prefer wearing a bag as a Crossbody Bag. Therefore, I prefer the Chanel Boy Bag. But yeah, if you look at them both together. I would say, the Chanel Boy is a great kind of everyday Chanel Bag. Maybe the Chanel Classic Flap Bag just looks a little bit smarter, maybe more of an evening bag.
Chanel 19 Bag
And finally, the Chanel 19 Bag, because this Chanel Bag only came out in 2019. We probably don’t know enough yet as to whether this style of bag is going to stick around. But I am going to use my Handbag sixth sense. Okay, I’m going to predict the future and say that this bag is still going to be around based on the demand that this bag has driven for Chanel in the last year. It has definitely created a frenzy, and I think that’s a really good sign that this Chanel Bag and this style of bags won’t be going anywhere soon. And if we take a look at the classic flap and the Chanel 19 Bag, you know they’re quite similar in terms of their style. Chanel, keep it quite simple in terms of general, all their bags or the classic bags have a classic flap kind of opening, but yeah the quilting’s a lot bigger.
Chanel 19 Bag looks a lot more casual, so I don’t think this is going anywhere, because this is an amazing, everyday bag. I wouldn’t use this bag so much as an evening bag. This, I think, would do a better job of that, but people need bags in the day. So you know I don’t think the Chanel 19 Bag is going to go out of fashion. I would also go as far as to say the Chanel 19 Bag out of all the classic bags we’ve just talked about is the easiest bag to use the turn-lock closure. It’S like everything, they’ve kind of learned about bags, has just been made perfect in this one. So you’ve got the turn-lock closing great. You can’t really break them, and this one feels very, very sturdy. You can actually break them, but they’re quite hard to break so you’d have to do something quite rough with the bag.
You can see everything in the Chanel 19 Bag – a classic flap, especially a double flap harder to get into a boy bag harder to get into you kind of open. It’s up, but the boy bag doesn’t open as far whereas the Chanel 19 Bag just does and you’ve got the zip compartment on the back. So, for me, the 19 bag out of my Chanel range of bags is definitely up there in terms of the easiest to use and therefore my most used on the back of the bag. Again very practical, you can just slot stuff in the back. You’Ve got a popper closer there absolutely perfect, and the main difference I find is that you can use the Chanel 19 Bag in different ways. You’Ve got the top handle. You don’t have that on any of the other classic bags and then you’ve got this strap here.
So out of all the Chanel Classic Bags, don’t think this is going anywhere. I do think the Chanel 19 Bag will become a classic and it’s actually the easiest bag to use. Now I promised at the start of this video that I would reveal out of the Chanel Classic Bags, which one I prefer the most, but before we go into that, I can now reveal the results from the Instagram poll. The results are in. This is what you guys are thinking in terms of your favorite classic bag: Channel Classic Flap Bag – 94, Chanel Boy Bag – 12, Chanel 19 bag – 41, Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag – 9.
Okay, if I were going for an investment Chanel Bag, I would go for the classic flap bag. These just keep going up in price um. It’S been proven that people love this bag. It’S been proven that it’s not going out of fashion anytime soon in terms of my favorite. If we don’t take into consideration an investment piece and that’s not to say that, I don’t think the bag would be a good investment, is the 19 bag. I think it is the best bag out of the whole bunch of classic bags in terms of a bag. In terms of its functionality, I can throw it on super easily. It looks awesome with outfits. You know it’s very much.
First up is the Chanel Classic Flap Bag. This is it as a Chanel Shoulder Bag. This is the best way. I think you can wear this Chanel Bag, you can then open it. You could wear it on the crook of your arm too. Like so, I think that looks really nice. Then you can adjust the strap by pulling it through here and then you can use the bag as a longer Shoulder Bag like so, which is nice. You can use it as a Crossbody Bag, but the strap is definitely not long enough. I don’t think so. This is it as a crossbody. Personally, it’s sat far too high on my body. I prefer them to sit more around here so yeah.
This is why I do like the Chanel Classic Flap Bag, but I think it’s better as a Shoulder Bag. Here’S the classic flap bag and the Chanel Boy Bag, and so the boy bag you can also wear as a Shoulder Bag. It does sit slightly lower here than the classic flap bag does. Again, I would say this is maybe more modern and casual looking. This is a little bit more dressy. Obviously, the colors are different. You can get the Chanel boy bag in black and gold. You can get the Chanel Classic Flap Bag in gray and gold. But yeah, I also do like how the hardware on the classic flap bag is shinier. This is antique gold hardware.
You can get shiny gold hardware on a boy bag, so many combinations to choose from, but that is both of those two bags worn there, but the boy bag, I think, is best as a Crossbody Bag, because this strap here is longer. So this is the boy as a cross-body bag. It sits so much lower, whereas the Chanel classic flap was kind of sat up here, I’ll pop it on so here they both are as Cross Body Bags. You can see how high the classic flap sits. The Chanel boy bag is designed to be a crossbody bag if you’re wearing a big coat.
You can put this over the top, the classic flap you can’t. This is your shoulder bag. This is more of a cross-body bag, but also perfectly works as a shoulder bag. And now the Chanel 9 Bag. This has the advantage of this top handle here. So I can use this nicely as the top handle bag very much grab and go, cannot do that with these two bags.
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