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January 05, 2014

CHANEL: The Classic Flap Bag: A Look At How It's Made

Style Republic Magazine's Editor-in-Chief took a journey with CHANEL to find out how fashion's most iconic accessory is constructed. And then? We asked our fashionable friends why they love it so much...

"Alongside the Hermes Kelly, this is the most infamous, recognisable, chic and elegant piece in accessory history. Buying one is an investment not only financially but from a style perspective: this bag will never date, and will always make you feel like a million dollars."

-Louise Roe, Fashion Editor at Large, Glamour Magazine.

"As with all iconic items their lure lies in part with their history; the 2.55 bag named after the date of its creation (February 1955) has a fascinating story inside and out. I am always trying to stow something luxurious in the inside zipper pocket as Coco Chanel is rumored to have had hid secret love letters inside her classic flap bag."

-Samantha Yanks, Editor-in-Chief, Gotham & Hamptons Magazine.

"This iconic Chanel is the evergreen "it" bag. Dresses up your jeans, or can accompany you down the red carpet. Buttery soft, and it holds just enough! If you have to own ONE bag, this is it."

-Ali Brown, Entrepreneur Mentor, Los Angeles, Calif.

"To own a Chanel classic flap makes you feel that you are a part of something bigger than just a handbag. There is a sense of elegance, heritage and timelessness that you don’t get from other brands. One must understand and appreciate the art form of this particular piece; I know I will have it forever."

-Kristy Rogerson, Founder & CEO, Operation Style

"This bag speaks to women of all ages. Chanel's flap bag is essential in establishing yourself as a style icon. It's soft and sexy structure are everything!"

-Erica Domesek, Founder & CEO, P.S.- I Made This

"To me, Chanel is the epitome of high end fashion; a timeless symbol of confidence and elegance. In the words of Coco Chanel, "A girl must be two things: Classy and fabulous."

-Jill Kabush, Founder & CEO, We're A Big Deal.Com
*Photo: Aaron Seminiano

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