The Famous Chanel 2.55 HandBag Short History: The story of Chanel Reissue 2.55 handbag. that caught attention because every one fond of things that have their little piece of history.
The 2.55 handbag bears that particular name simply because it was originally issued in February 1955. Her features have all a piece of tale to tell. From the inside out:
• The lining: The lining’s brown color represents the color of the uniforms from the convent where she grew up.
• The inside compartment: There’s a zippered compartment at the inside of the front flap. That’s where Coco Chanel hid her love letters (from her lover at the time).
• The backside: There’s a back outside flap on the handbag – that’s where Ms Chanel stashed extra money.
• The shoulder strap: Coco Chanel grew up in an convent, at the orphanage. The caretakers hold the keys at their waist dangling from the same type of chains as the Chanel Reissue 2.55 shoulder strap chains.
• The front lock: The Chanel Reissue 2.55 front lock is different from the classic double CC logo. It’s logo is called “the Mademoiselle Lock” (because Ms Chanel was never married)
Karl Lagerfeld who took over Chanel in 1983 reissued the 2.55 in February 2005. His version is the exactly the one designed by Coco Chanel back in 1955. The Reissue was made in commemoration to the 50th anniversary of the original 2.55 and the name “Reissue 2.55” should apply only to those commemorative handbags.
Instead, it’s commonly used now as a name for all the handbags resembling the original 2.55. As for those with CC interlocking, they’re called Classic Flaps.