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The Boy Chanel Bag was first introduced in 2012. Back then, the Boy Bags didn’t look like the ones we’ve fallen in love with today. They were released in smooth leather and the boy clasp lacked the CC signature logo. There were also mix opinions about the bag, but several seasons later the boy rose to its iconic status and became the house’s third iconic handbag. The Boy Chanel Bag is as famous as the Classic Flap Bag and the classic choice (combination of black quilted leather in medium size) is sold-out in almost every boutique. This bag is now part of the Classic Collection, which means it’s available in every season.

Chanel Boy Bag Prices

Chanel Mini Boy BagPrice
USA$4880 USD
Canada$6000 CAD
Europe€3950 Euro
UK£3500 GBP
Singapore$6970 SGD
Hong Kong$35950 HKD
Australia$7840 AUD
Japan¥580300 JPY
China¥44500 CNY
Malaysia21000 MYR
Korea₩6083000 WON
Thailand฿184800 BAHT
Switzerland4100 CHF
Chanel Small Boy BagPrice
USA$6400 USD
Canada$8275 CAD
Europe€6100 Euro
UK£5240 GBP
Singapore$9290 SGD
Hong Kong$49000 HKD
Australia$10570 AUD
Japan¥1032900 JPY
China¥49800 CNY
Malaysia31480 MYR
Korea₩9220000 WON
Thailand฿249000 BAHT
Switzerland5980 CHF
Vietnam₫170260000 VND
TaiwanNT$217900 TWD
UAE25300 AED
India₹574000 INR
Indonesia108100000 IDR
Chanel Old Medium Boy BagPrice
USA$6900 USD
Canada$9150 CAD
Europe€6750 Euro
UK£5800 GBP
Singapore$10280 SGD
Hong Kong$54200 HKD
Australia$11690 AUD
Japan¥1142900 JPY
China¥55100 CNY
Malaysia34830 MYR
Korea₩10210000 WON
Thailand฿275500 BAHT
Switzerland6610 CHF
Vietnam₫188410000 VND
TaiwanNT$241100 TWD
UAE28000 AED
India₹635200 INR
Indonesia119600000 IDR
Chanel New Medium Boy BagPrice
USA$7300 USD
Canada$9625 CAD
Europe€7100 Euro
UK£6100 GBP
Singapore$10810 SGD
Hong Kong$57000 HKD
Australia$12300 AUD
Japan¥1202300 JPY
China¥57900 CNY
Malaysia36650 MYR
Korea₩10740000 WON
Thailand฿289500 BAHT
Switzerland6970 CHF
Vietnam₫198180000 VND
TaiwanNT$253600 TWD
UAE29450 AED
India₹668100 INR
Indonesia125800000 IDR
Chanel Large Boy BagPrice (2019)
USA$5500 USD
Europe€4760 Euro
UK£4170 GBP
Singapore$7430 SGD
Hong Kong$37300 HKD
Australia$7100 AUD
China¥34500 CNY

The price of the Chanel Boy Bag is $6,900 USD for the old medium. The Chanel Boy new medium is priced at $7,300 USD.

The History Of Chanel Boy Bag

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Released in the Spring 2012 Collection, the Boy Chanel Bag is inspired by the life of Coco Chanel just like the other iconic handbags. It was created based on her boyish attitude and as Karl Lagerfeld explained: ‘she picked this up from Boy Cape, which was the love of her love’. So the name ‘Boy’ of this bag might be inspired by the name of her lover: ‘Boy Cape’. Coco Chanel was also fond of playing with masculine styles, changing them into lady’s wear. At her first shop in Paris, she made a lot of sportswear-inspired clothing and uses the jersey to craft them. This was considered a shock because jersey was usually used to make men’s underwear. As Karl Lagerfeld puts it: ‘Chanel became famous because Coco Chanel made dresses from jersey and jersey was used to make men’s underwear’.

The Boy Chanel Bags look entirely different than any other Chanel’s creation. The bag is quilted, but the edges are refined with smooth striped leather. It comes with a shoulder strap but also large shiny boyish chain. The clasp is also a new invention; it’s bolder and bigger. The sides are made with six studs. The Boy Clasp is now considered as another signature of Chanel. Unlike the Classic Flap Bag, the Boy Bag doesn’t come with a back pocket or an extra pocket on the inside flap.

The classic combination is the color black in gold hardware and quilted leather. The size medium or the medium plus is the most common choices. The Boy looks stylish, chic and classy. It’s very notable when carrying on the street. The design matches like the other iconic’s to any clothing in your wardrobe. It goes great with dresses, casual and formal clothing. It’s also the perfect accessory for special occasions like weddings.

The Boy Chanel Bag increases sharply in prices every year, just like the Classic Flap Bag. Therefore, it’s a beautiful investment accessory and it holds value. Due to its huge demand, this bag is sometimes limited available.

Each season Chanel will introduce a new Boy Bag. This bag is now available in different materials like velvet and different designs like chain around. The Boy Bag is also made in Chevron quilting.

The Sizes

Chanel Mini Boy Bag3.7′ x 5.9′ x 2.8′ inches
Chanel Small Boy Bag4.7′ × 8′ × 3.3′ inches/12 × 20.5 × 8.5 cm
Chanel Old Medium Boy Bag5.9′ × 9.8′ × 3.5′ inches/15 × 25 × 9 cm
Chanel New Medium Boy Bag6.8′ × 10.9′ × 2.9′ inches/17.5 × 28 × 7.5 cm
Chanel Large Classic Boy Bag8.5′ x 11.8′ x 3.1′ inches

The style codes

TypeStyle code
Chanel Mini Boy BagA67364
Chanel Small Boy BagA67085
Chanel Old Medium Boy BagA67086
Chanel New Medium Boy BagA92193
Chanel Large Classic Boy BagA67087
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1. Small Size 2. Old Medium Size 3. New Medium Size 4. Large Size

The Classic Boy Bags are cheaper than the Classic Bag and the Reissue Bag. The Boy Chanel Collection consists of four sizes: small, old medium, new medium and the large size. In the past, there were only two choices; it was either the small, medium or large size. The New Medium was introduced in 2014 and is also known as the Medium Plus (SA in Europe calls it the Medium Plus). This size is larger than the original Medium size. Since the introduction of the ‘New Medium’ size, the previous medium is also called the ‘Old Medium’.

The Chain sizes

TypeChain Drop
Chanel Mini Boy Bag11.75 inches (drop max: 22.5 inches)
Chanel Small Boy Bag12 inches (drop max: 21 inches)
Chanel Old Medium Boy Bag11.75 inches (drop max: 21.5 inches)
Chanel New Medium Boy Bag11 inches (drop max: 20 inches)
Chanel Large Classic Boy Bag12 inches (drop max: 20.5 inches)

The Interior

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Interior design: main compartment, inside flat pocket

Unlike the Chanel Classic Flap Bag and the Reissue 2.55 Bag, the interior of the Boy Bag is much less complex. The interior features one large compartment for all your essentials. And it also comes with a small pocket for important items that needs an extra security.

Because of its simpler interior structure, the main compartment quite large. The Boy Bags are ideal everyday handbags because of its size and its practicability. The bag can be used as day-to-night bag and transport all your necessities from A to B.

The Leathers And Materials

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From Left To Right: Grained Calfskin, Lambskin, Caviar, Velvet, Goatskin, Patent

The common leather choice for the Boy Chanel Bag is grained calfskin. This leather is durable but also very smooth. It’s like between the leather lambskin and caviar. But due to huge demand and love for the caviar leather, Chanel has also added this option to the iconic Boy Chanel Quilted Bag. Caviar is stronger and also durable, this leather feels very hard and is scratch-resistance.

Positive and negative

Positive Signals:

  • Quality remain excellent even after years of use (multiple feedback from readers)
  • Good resale value
  • The leather strap is comfortable
  • The chain lenghts are ideal (no complaints so far)

Negative Signals

  • There are no bottom studs when set it down
  • There is only 1 pocket in the bag
  • Clasp is prone to finger prints

How to Wear the Boy Bag?

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Images: Fashion Phile
From left to right: Mini, Small, Old Medium, New Medium, Large sizes

Features and Specs

Basic Info 
StyleShoulder Bag
Release year2011
Style codesA67364, A67085, A67086, A92193, A67087
MaterialGrained Calfskin, Lambskin, Caviar, Velvet, Goatskin, Patent
ColorsBlack, Yellow, Orange, Fuchsia, Beige, Red, Green, Turquoise
HardwareGold and Silver hardware
ClosureFlap closure
Strap Drop20′ inch
HandleNo handle

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About The Chanel Boy Bag

Is Chanel Boy bag rare?

The Chanel Boy Bag is among the top 3 rarest bags in the Chanel Bag Collection. The Boy Bags are limited and mostly sold out in many countries, though they are less rare in Europe because there is more stock. The Boy Bag is one of the most sought-after handbags after the Classic Flap Bag and the 19 Bag.

What year was the Chanel Boy bag made?

The first Chanel Boy Bag was released in 2011 in the Fall/Winter Collection. When it was introduced, opinions in the fashion crowd were mixed. Some loved it, while others didn’t. However, the bag paid homage to the creative ideas of the founder Coco Chanel, who loved boyish fashion styles. As Chanel refined the design of the handbag over a few years, the trend caught on, and the Chanel Boy Bag has become one of the most sought-after fashion items in the world.

What is Chanel Boy Old Medium?

The Chanel Boy Old Medium Bag was the first medium size introduced. At that time, there were three Boy Bag sizes: small, medium, and large. The large size might have been too big, so Chanel decided to create a size between the medium and large, leading to the birth of the New Medium Boy Bag. The original medium bag was renamed the “Chanel Boy Old Medium Bag.” In the following years, Chanel quietly discontinued the Large Boy Bag. As of today, there are three main sizes of this bag collection available: small, old medium, and new medium.

Where is Chanel Boy made?

The Chanel Boy Bags are made in France. For these high-end luxury items, Chanel manufactures them only in France. This keeps the craftsmanship secrets in-house and guarantees that Chanel produces only the highest quality, handmade by skilled artisans.

How to wear the Chanel boy bag?

You can wear the Chanel Boy Bag crossbody or on the shoulder. The leather shoulder pad ensures you carry the bag comfortably, while the chain adds a nice boyish touch to the design.

What is a boy bag?

A Boy Bag is a general name for the Chanel Boy Bag. This bag is designed to look boyish with strong masculine elements in its overall look. The name is derived from the brand’s original founder Coco Chanel’s boyfriend, with whom she had a love affair. His name was Arthur “Boy” Capel.

Does Chanel Boy come in caviar?

Yes, the Chanel Boy Bag does come in Caviar. Caviar is actually the same as Calfskin Leather. The grained Calfskin on the Chanel Boy Bag is durable and strong.

Is Chanel Boy a classic?

The Chanel Boy Bag is one of the classic bags of the brand. It belongs in the permanent collection and represents one of the faces of Chanel.

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