Iconic Chanel Handbags

Iconic Chanel

Chanel is the epitome of understated luxury. Icons of the fashion world these timeless handbags are sought after worldwide and are must haves for any collection.
Chanel Classic Small Double Flap Bag

Chanel Classic Small Double Flap Bag

In February 1955 Coco Chanel launched one of the most iconic handbags of all time. Due to the date of creation the bag became known as the 2.55 and has had various redesigns and features over the years including the single flap, the double, a variety of sizes and of course the most famous design change, the introduction of the CC clasp by Karl Lagerfeld in the 1980s

Chanel Diana Mademoiselle Flap Bag

The iconic single curved flap Chanel bag was made famous by Princess Diana who was photographed with the bag at many public events. Due to Diana's connection with the bag Karl Lagerfeld went on to name it after the people's Princess and it is now known amongst Chanel lovers as the Diana bag. Owing to popular demand the design was reissued in 2015 but the piece featured in our sale and pictured here is an original collection bag from 1995.

Chanel East West Flap Bag

This discontinued flap bag is an important piece of Chanel history. A collectors favourite it is the start of many a handbag collection as it is highly practical due to its length and single flap style. Examples such as this versatile 'Chocolate bar' style feature an unusual square quilt design and are ideal worn as a shoulder bag or used as a clutch taking the wearer from daytime to evening events.

Chanel Caviar Leather Tall Camera Bag

A vintage Chanel favourite the 'Camera bag', so named due to the box shape and style, remains one of the most sought after daytime Chanel bags. It is highly practical with a large capacity, a classic long shoulder strap and a zip closure. This example is in red caviar leather making it hard wearing and perfect for everyday use.