Chanel 2.55 Reissue Classic Flap Bag: Reflection Of Coco Chanel


If there’s anything from Chanel that reflects back to Coco Chanel, that would be the Chanel 2.55 reissue classic flap bag. Coco started designing handbags in the 1920’s. At that time, women were carrying their handbags around their arms or by hand. So in 1929, Coco decided to introduce a handbag that has a strap and you could sling it around your shoulder. But the 2.55 bag was not born yet.

Chanel’s fame increased in 1954 and Coco decided to re-design the style of her handbag. In February 1955, she official launched her new bag and it was called the Chanel 2.55.

Throughout the years, the Chanel 2.55 has been modified into a different bag. They changed the locker, the leather, the flaps and even the straps. Later on, Karl Lagerfeld decided to re-make the Chanel 2.55 bag exactly as Coco Chanel has made it back in 1929. It was released in February 2005 in memorial of its 50th birthday, since then the legendary bag is called: Chanel 2.55 reissue classic flap bag.

Not only has the Chanel 2.55 reissue a rich history, but without it, I belief the famous Chanel classic flap collection wouldn’t have born.

General information
The Chanel 2.55 reissue classic flap bag comes in four sizes:

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Size 224
Style code: A37584
Size: 8″ x 6″ x 2″

Chanel Reissue 2.55 size 225
Style code: A37586
Size: 10″ x 6″ x 2.5″

Chanel Reissue 2.55 size 226
Style code: A37587
Size: 11″ x 8″ x 3.5″

Chanel Reissue 2.55 size 227
Style code: A37590
Size: 12″ x 7.5″ x 3 3/4″

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  • JunJun


    I would like to purchase this legendary purse 2.55 . May I ask does this purse only launched back to 2005? or they made it again on other year. like 2012 . Thank you 🙂

    November 22, 2014
    • Alex


      Hi Junjun, the 2.55 reissue flap bag will remain classic as Karl Lagerfeld has re-made it in 2005. The design will not be altered anymore, except for the leather and the golden hardware.

      November 23, 2014
  • meluvchanel


    Yesterday I just bought my very first Chanel reissue 2.55 225 in black aged calfskin (or distressed cafeskin) for 4550 + 5% gst in Canada!!!! Wooooow….. I’m so excited and giddy, I have really stopped myself from getting up at midnight and try on the purse!!! Please excuse me of expressing my excitement!!! Thank you for your site in helping me choosing this Chanel bag, thanks thanks thanks!!!!!


    February 18, 2014
    • Lily


      OMG, the Chanel reissue 2.55 is the legend of the legend, designed by Coco Chanel. It contains a long history, did you know that 2.55 means February 1955, the exact release date of this style. Even the classic flap bag is inspired by the 2.55 reissue flap bag.

      Thank you for visiting our site! We are really thrilled that we could help, please like our FB to keep in touch =)

      February 20, 2014
  • a


    This website is great.

    July 21, 2013
  • Ada


    I’m going to get a 227 in black, I have some questions wanna ask. I’m a little confused about the leather, is that a lam skin or calfskin? And I’m struggling about the chain color, can’t decide what color I should go with. Looking forward your suggestion and opinion. Thank you~:)

    May 24, 2013
  • bee


    hi sassy, i read your other forum, VAT in Paris is 19% or 12%? My friend gets only 12%??? SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?

    March 28, 2013
  • bee


    hi sassy, i had a friend bought me a reissue 2.55 size 226 black from paris with gold chain same color as XL ST. i love it as it looks elegant, good size for stuffing daily use item. the price i paid is almost the same as canada after paying 20% taxes!

    i like to get a black/gold cavair classic jumbo flap in italy this april! what do u think?? any clue what the price in europe now?

    for rum’s info, 2.55, 226 it costs C$4450++, Euro 3450 including 12 % VAT which can be refunded for tourist. hope it helps. maxi classic cavair is C$5375++

    March 28, 2013
      • bee


        hi sassy, yes the 20% is our import duty/taxes at the custom. he did apply for the 12% tax rebate, like i said after all these, i saved only C$120!

        April 1, 2013
          • bee

            i thought about that too. they can always verify with the chanel boutique, then what? i can be on their record for 7 yrs for perjury.
            thks for the site

            April 3, 2013
  • Rum


    Just found out channel 2.55 reissued is cheaper than classic flap bag? Is tht true?

    March 24, 2013
  • bee


    love the info share by sassy. just bought an XL shopping tote, now hv a friend buying me a jumbo black caviar/gold. love to hv a reissue 2.26. however, i hv no idea what color i should buy, grey or black, and chain color??

    any suggestion???

    March 18, 2013
  • MR2M


    I really can’t decided which style to get the 2.55 reissue or the classic flap bag. I need one for a more special and formal occasions. Also which goes up in prices faster or more often?

    December 17, 2012
  • Claudia


    So hot hot bag, I got this!

    December 4, 2012
  • Detski1982


    Next week I’m going to buy my Chanel 2.55 reissue, black!! I can’t sleep and I am so excited, which me luck lady<3

    November 9, 2012
  • Blinkie27


    Chanel reissue 2.55 is one of the most beautiful bag I have ever seen. I never knew Chanel until I went to Paris, I felt in love and bought it one year ago. My mom almost dropped her jaw when she knew the price, I told her they are not twice as expensive, now she still think I’m crazy, I’m crazy yes, I’m crazy in love with Chanel

    November 9, 2012

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