Chanel Classic Flap Bag in Fuchsia

It started as a chat on our forum. Bcat (one of the members) planned to purchase her next Chanel bag from the Spring Summer 2014 Collection, she was well informed that the new Fuchsia color is going to be out very soon.

There are two versions of the Chanel Classic Flap Bag; the permanent and the seasonal editions. The permanents are the basic colors like in black and golden hardware or the silver hardware, Chanel always restock them. Then you have the limited Classic Flap Bags that depend on the season, these version are usually enriched with new colors, prints and materials like Patent.

When Bcat decided to purchase a new bag, she was in doubt between the Jumbo and the Medium size. And because she already bought the blue patent in jumbo last year, she finally decided to give the medium size a go. And here’s what she discovered:

I just received my very first Medium Flap Bag. I cannot believe how much smaller it is than the Jumbo. I ordered it in the new Fuchsia Patent so it will be a good size for summer with lighter clothing. And, Chain won’t dig in the shoulder with tank tops on etc.

But, I didn’t expect the size to be so different. Even the chain is thinner and daintier whereas the chain on my Mini is regular. I wish (besides the Reissue) there was a size in between or that the Medium’s proportions were a little larger.

I know everyone says how small it seems but I was still shocked!

And yes, the medium size is indeed much smaller. Was there a size between the medium and the jumbo classic flap bag? There actually was, it was available in the era when the jumbo was a single flap and not the DOUBLE.

Listen more to what bcat has to share with us:

Hi! I got the s/s act 2 fuchsia. Actually, I just compared it to my blue jumbo and straps are same width just shorter on the Medium. It just appears so different. Medium could fit inside the jumbo. Lol.

But, more I look at them, fuchsia is better in Medium size. It may be too much in jumbo for such a bright color especially patent leather. And, I think as I get older , I would be more apt to continue using fuchsia medium over a huge pink purse. Also, my two daughters (3 and 5) would be more likely to use it in medium when they are older, I bet.

Another positive is that it is SO much lighter/ less bulky for summer with lighter clothes and spending more time doing outdoorsy things. Won’t kill my shoulder so less likely to make hubby carry it for me. Haha. Plus lets just say he’s not as “careful” as I am!

And of course, the details

Chanel Mini Classic Flap Bag Lambskin, silver hardware and fushia
Style code: A6990
Size: 5 x 8 x3
Price: $2,400 USD

Chanel Medium classic flap bag in patent calfskin or lambskin, silver hardware and fuchsia
Style code: A01112
Size: 6.3 x 10 x 3
Price: $4,400 USD

Chanel Jumbo classic flap bag in patent calfskin or lambskin, silverhardware and fuchsia
Style code: A58600
Size: 8 x 12 x 4
Price: $4,900 USD

The new Chanel Classic Flap Bag from the Spring Summer 2014 Collection should be out (according to Chanel) in March. But bcat somehow claimed hers in February, isn’t that amazing?

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5 Comments

  1. Mr H.Shahid March 13, 2014 Reply

    I bought a gorgeous chanel bag for my mother for mother day lady week, it’s black leather with stunning gold (almost cross patch) work on it… Absolutely gorgeous!!! It’s a Boy bag, and had a gorgeous thick gold chain, if a statement bag is needed, it’s the one!!!!

    H

    • Mr H.Shahid March 13, 2014 Reply

      Last week*

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      • Joyce March 14, 2014 Reply

        Well done, what was her response?

  2. myzoya March 4, 2014 Reply

    Hi,

    Do U know any info on which Chanel stores in USA that carry a yellow classic flap, medium or jumbo; not mini or woc though. I’ve been looking for a yellow, for a long time… :-((

    • Alex March 4, 2014 Reply

      Hi Myzoya, the colors depend on the season. Yellow Classic Flap was released in the Cruise 2012 Collection. For the Spring 2013 Chanel released the Mini Squared Classic Flap Bag in Yellow lambskin and as far as we know, there is no yellow in the Spring Summer 2014 Collection, but they do have the blue in medium size. (Price: $4,400 USD). What do you think about the blue one?

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