Chanel Classic Medium Flap Bag Review


The medium size Chanel Flap bag is the smallest flap bag in the Chanel collection. The medium bag is featured in various leathers, colors, and chains. I have written extensively about the Chanel Flap Bag in my review of the Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag. To not repeat any information, I’ll just go through the specific specs of the medium bag.

Colors: Black, Beige, Clair Beige
Leather: Caviar, Lambskin
Chain: Gold, Silver

At first sight you may not notice the difference between the medium and jumbo sizes. I didn’t. When they are put together side by side you can see that the medium size is considerably smaller than the jumbo size in height. I love the medium Chanel Flap for going out on dates, and going out to the club for drinks.

The size of the medium bag is 10”x6”x2.5”. You’ll definitely be able see the size when you compare it to the size of the jumbo bag which is 12”x8”x3”.

As far as prices are concerned, they vary. It depends on the country and/or state, and currency type. Though, the overall price of the bag shouldn’t be too far in difference.

Let’s take a brief look at the average prices……


These prices are based from the United States. It would help to note that the prices of the Medium Flap bag have increased considerably in the past two years.

Other prices are as follows……


Latest chanel prices please click here.

As most of you may know, the Chanel Medium Flap is not always available. It should be proper protocol to call your local Chanel shop and reserve the bag in your choose of color, leather, and chain. In Paris, usually during the weekends, the Chanel Medium Flap Bags are sold out. The weekend is high time for shoppers.

The handbags that come in the combination of black caviar with a silver chain are usually always sold out. They are close to nonexistent during the weekends in Paris. Trust me; I have a few personal disappointing experiences.

Perfect Time to Wear
The medium size Chanel Flap is kind of small, so this should be considered when going out. If you are one that must have a lot of things to carry then the medium size may not be for you. The medium size Chanel Flap was made to hold light essentials like your phone, car keys, wallet, compact, etc. The size is perfect for a night out on the town with friends, or for special events like weddings or company dinners.

If you’ve purchased a Chanel Medium Flap Bag, let me know what you think about it.


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  • Devy


    Thanks for very useful information, photos and comparison. Especially i plan to buy my very first chanel bag.

    I have 2 more questions :
    1. If medium always come with single flap while jumbo is with double flap?
    2. About the color inside, how many color that chanel have for black color outside.

    I hope you can help me more by answer those questions.

    thanks alot.



    June 18, 2015
    • Cynthia


      Hi Devy,

      1. All Chanel Classic Flap Bags are double flap, the single flaps have been discontinued
      2. For as far as we know, red or black interior and this depends on the year

      June 18, 2015
  • Melina


    This bag is going to be REALLY expensive. I got it now because I rather pay this price then seeing Chanel increasing again and AGAIN. I bought this bag because it is one of the best investment that can last for many years and it’s the most beautiful bag I ever seen.

    December 18, 2012
  • Leeyaah


    I like the medium bag, but the price is ridiculous, but still I would love to buy it. The price is a bit discouraging.

    December 6, 2012
  • Ivy


    I just went back from NY shopping today and I went back with my first Chanel medium bag. I wanted the jumbo, but after a few try, the SA recommended the medium. And she was right, it does look better. I am soooo happy with my Chanel.

    December 4, 2012
  • Carmen


    I lovr the medium flap bag! It is so business style, I love to wear that during meetings and at work. The bag gives me great confident. I wear it daily btw and it still look new. Anyone thinking about getting the medium?

    November 13, 2012
    • Hi Carmen, is yours the lambskin or caviar and do you have silver or gold hardware? I am in two minds about getting either the Maxi flap with gold hardware or the medium flap with either gold or silver: I would want to use it for work as well for those important formal client meetings. Wnat do you think would be best?

      January 14, 2013
      • Mary


        No doubt I would go for the medium flap. The size of maxi is just too large, and i think its too heavy to carry on shoulder. i got a jumbo, no tell!

        January 15, 2013
  • Bag-lover


    I got one =D

    November 11, 2012
  • Sexy Teddies


    I always thought that the maxi was cute, but once I bought it and several months later the bag happens to be too heavy, making my shoulder hurt all the time and now I want to change it, but can’t, because it is already used.

    November 9, 2012
  • samantha-c


    my mom is getting me a chanel medium bag for my bday, omg, i am so excited!! cant wait

    November 6, 2012
  • Possycat


    i got one!

    November 6, 2012

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