- Chanel Bags: A Legend Since 1955
- The Masterpiece of Chanel Bags: Chanel 2.55
- If You Own Chanel, You Own the World
When Grabriel Chanel or famously known as ‘Coco’ started off her fashion business at the ground floor of a Persian flat in Boulevard Malesherbes in 1909, little did she know that she would eventually build a fashion empire, The House of Chanel. In 1955, the first quilted-leather handbag was launched to the public and ever since then, Chanel bags have been the epitome of beauty, classy and confidence. Currently owned by Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, this privately held company in France is one of the most famous brands in the world. Many famous actresses and fashion models such as Marilyn Monroe, Nicole Kidman and Catherine Deneuve to name a few have donned the Chanel bags as part of their fashion staple.
The first ever piece created for a well-known brand is always hailed as the sacred one. The same goes to Chanel 2.55, the first ever bag created by Coco Chanel in 1955. It has since become a muse where it inspired many bags around the world. Though it has retained its reputation as one of the most sought after bag, not many people are aware of the interesting origins behind it. Here we have listed a few facts that can amaze you!
- Coco Chanel created this luxurious leather handbag/purse in an attempt to free her hands from carrying her purse around.
- The thin straps that she added to the bag were inspired by straps on soldier bags during that time.
- The exterior design of the bag which is a diamond shaped stitched pattern was rumoured to be inspired by many factors – jockey’s riding coat and cushions in Chanel’s Paris apartment.
- In the honour of the 50th anniversary of Chanel 2.55, Chanel recreated an exact copy of the bag.
- The copy of the original Chanel 2.55 was named as “Reissue 2.55”
It is too good to be true isn’t it? But that is what Chanel gives you – the power and luxury to stand out from the rest. Well, Chanel is not only that, it unleashes the confidence within you. If you own Chanel, you own the world. Here at iprice Singapore, we offer the most amazing and wonderful looking Chanel Toiletries Bags, Chanel Wallets, Chanel Clutch, Chanel Tote Bags, Chanel Sling Bags and many more from Chanel. Well, what are you waiting for? Have fun shopping!