Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag

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There is no bag at Chanel that has a longer history than the Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag. This bag is not only the classic star in the house, but it’s also the most iconic handbag in the fashion world. Just like the Classic Flap Bag, each design has its own unique story. And the story is either inspired by something or it’s linked to the founder Coco Chanel’s life. Owning the Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag is like owning a piece of the history. It can be also considered as an investment item as well because the prices of the Reissue 2.55 increases as steep as the Classic Flap Bag every year. And with the knowledge that the Reissue 2.55 will never go out of fashion, you can easily pass this gem as a heritage to your granddaughter.

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag Prices

Chanel Mini Reissue 2.55 BagPrice
USA$5200 USD
Canada$6725 CAD
Europe€4950 Euro
UK£4250 GBP
Singapore$7540 SGD
Hong Kong$39700 HKD
Australia$8580 AUD
Japan¥838200 JPY
China¥40500 CNY
Malaysia25550 MYR
Korea₩7480000 WON
Thailand฿202000 BAHT
Switzerland 4890 CHF
Vietnamđ138170000 VND
TaiwanNT$176800 TWD
UAE 21780 AED
India₹465800 INR
Indonesia87700000 IDR
Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 BagPrice
USA$10400 USD
Canada$13425 CAD
Europe€9900 Euro
UK£8510 GBP
Singapore$15070 SGD
Hong Kong$79500 HKD
Australia$17260 AUD
Japan¥1676400 JPY
China¥80800 CNY
Malaysia51080 MYR
Korea₩14970000 WON
Thailand฿404000 BAHT
Switzerland9670 CHF
Vietnamđ276330000 VND
TaiwanNT$353600 TWD
UAE41070 AED
India₹931500 INR
Indonesia175500000 IDR
Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 BagPrice
USA$10800 USD
Canada$13975 CAD
Europe€10300 Euro
UK£8850 GBP
Singapore$15680 SGD
Hong Kong$82700 HKD
Australia$17950 AUD
Japan¥1744600 JPY
China¥84000 CNY
Malaysia53150 MYR
Korea₩15570000 WON
Thailand฿420000 BAHT
Switzerland10090 CHF
Vietnamđ287500000 VND
TaiwanNT$367900 TWD
UAE42720 AED
India₹969200 INR
Indonesia182600000 IDR
Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 BagPrice
USA$11700 USD
Canada$15050 CAD
Europe€11100 Euro
UK£9540 GBP
Singapore$16900 SGD
Hong Kong$89100 HKD
Australia$19230 AUD
Japan¥1879900 JPY
China¥90600 CNY
Malaysia57280 MYR
Korea₩16780000 WON
Thailand฿453000 BAHT
Switzerland10920 CHF
Vietnamđ309820000 VND
TaiwanNT$396500 TWD
UAE46040 AED
India₹1044500 INR
Indonesia196700000 IDR
Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 BagPrice
USA$12300 USD
Canada$15875 CAD
Europe€11700 Euro
UK£10060 GBP
Singapore$17810 SGD
Hong Kong$93900 HKD
Australia$20270 AUD
Japan¥1981100 JPY
China¥95500 CNY
Malaysia60370 MYR
Korea₩17690000 WON
Thailand฿477500 BAHT
Switzerland11540 CHF
Vietnamđ326570000 VND
TaiwanNT$417900 TWD
UAE48530 AED
India₹1100900 INR
Indonesia207400000 IDR

The price of the Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag is $10800 USD for the 255 size, which is the same as the Chanel M/L Classic Flap Bag.

The History Of Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag

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This bag is named the 2.55 bag because of its released date. Coco Chanel introduced it in February 1955. Every detail on the bag is a signature piece as each component has to a unique story. The Reissue 2.55 Bag is a legendary handbag and it was born because Coco Chanel wanted a handbag that can free her hand. Since its first release, there were many variation and combination of it. Think of the endless mixture of the 2.55 bag with mademoiselle lock, interlocking cc, different leathers, colors, straps vs woven chain straps and so on. So Karl Lagerfeld decided to re-make the 2.55 Bag exactly as Coco Chanel made it in 1955. And as the 50th year anniversary of the 2.55 Bag, it was released on February 2005. Since then the name ‘reissue’ was added to the 2.55 Bag, it’s now a name used in all bags that resembled to the original 2.55 Bag.

In each component of the 2.55 Bag lies a fabulous story. The diamond-quilted leather is inspired by the quilted jackets of jockey players and is now part of the icons of the house. The burgundyish and brownish interior is the same color as the uniform that kids wore at the orphanage. This is where Coco Chanel was raised. The mademoiselle lock represents Coco Chanel for never marrying. The lady-like chains look like a necklace and it’s designed because of her love for jewelry. There is a zip pocket hidden inside the flap, it’s where Coco Chanel hides her love letters. Each design is a part of Coco Chanel’s life and putting them all together makes the 2.55 Bag an iconic handbag.

The Sizes

Chanel Mini Reissue 2.55 Bag6 × 7.8 × 2.3 inches/15.5 × 20 × 6 cm
Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag5.7 x 7.9 x 3 inches
Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag6.2 × 9.4 × 2.9 inches/16 × 24 × 7.5 cm
Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag7.6 × 10.9 × 2.9 inches/19.5 × 28 × 7.5 cm
Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag7.9 × 12.4 × 3.9 inches

The Style codes

TypeStyle code
Chanel Mini Reissue 2.55 BagAS0874
Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 BagA37584
Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 BagA37586
Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 BagA37587
Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 BagA37590

The Chain Sizes

TypeChain drop
Chanel Mini Reissue 2.55 Bag11 inches (max drop: 20.25 inches)
Chanel 224 Reissue 2.55 Bag11.5 inches (max drop: 21 inches)
Chanel 225 Reissue 2.55 Bag11 inches (max: 20 inches)
Chanel 226 Reissue 2.55 Bag11.25 inches (max drop: 20 inches)
Chanel 227 Reissue 2.55 Bag11 inches (max drop: 19 inches)

The Interior

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Interior design: main compartment, inner flap, a front pocket, 2 patch pockets, zip pocket behind the flap and burgundy leather interior.

The Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag is well structured. The interior looks very much like the Classic Flap Bag. It has a zip pocket inside the flap. Then the main compartment can be reached by opening another flap. You can also find several small pockets for organizing your essentials. The Reissue 2.55 Bag is ideal to use as an everyday bag or a day-to-night bag, especially in the medium or jumbo size. The interior can easily fit all your basic essentials like wallets, keys, coins and other small items. And the timeless design matches to almost any outfit like chic or casual wears.

The Leathers And Materials

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From Left To Right: Aged calfskin, Smooth calfskin, Patent, Chevron sheepskin

The original Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag is made in aged calfskin; this leather is a distinctive part of total look, because it makes the Reissue 2.55 looks like it has been worn. Perhaps this leather-design is purposely picked to make the Reissue 2.55 feel more vintage due to its long and rich history.

The Hardware

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From Left To Right: Gold, Silver, Black

Positive and negative

Positive Signals:

  • The Reissue 2.55 Bag is the exact same handbag that Coco Chanel made in 1955, so this bag actually represents Chanel’s history
  • The design is discreet and classy
  • This bag has long and comfortable strap
  • The bag is lighter in weight and can hold more than the Classic Flap Bag

Negative Signals

  • The Chanel Classic Flap Bag is more popular than the Reissue 2.55 Bag

How To Wear The Reissue 2.55 Bag?

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From Left To Right: Small, Medium, Large, Extra

There are four sizes of the Reissue 2.55 Bag available. Instead of calling them small to large size, Chanel has given them numbers. The 224 is the small size, the 225 is the medium/large size, the 226 is the jumbo size and the 227 is the maxi size.

Features and Specs

Basic Info 
CollectionReissue 2.55
StyleShoulder Bag
Release year2005
Style codesAS0874, A37584, A37586, A37587, A37590
MaterialAged calfskin
ColorsBlack, red, yellow, grey, green, beige
HardwareGold and silver hardware
ClosureFlap closure
Strap Drop11 inches (max drop: 20 inches)
HandleNo handle

The Colors

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About Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag

What is the difference between Chanel 2.55 and reissue?

The difference between the Chanel 2.55 and the Reissue is the year the bag was released. The Chanel 2.55 Bag is the name of the original version that the founder Coco Chanel made in 1955. Since its launch, many variations of the 2.55 Bag have been released on the market. They changed the leather, fabric, chain strap, and closure. Then Karl Lagerfeld was put in charge of Chanel. He discontinued all the previous variations of the Chanel 2.55 Bag designs and reintroduced the original version in 2005. The original version is the exact same design that Coco Chanel made in 1955. Karl replicated the bag to the tiniest details, including the craftsmanship. Then in 2005, he reintroduced this bag and added “Reissue” to the name. This is why it’s called the “Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag.”

Why is the Chanel 2.55 so expensive?

The Chanel 2.55 Bag is expensive because of the high demand and limited supply. The branding also plays a big role. The Chanel 2.55 Bag is the first bag that the original founder made in 1955. This bag represents the brand and its history. The Chanel Classic Flap Bag and the Reissue 2.55 Bag are priced the same. When the Classic Flap Bag increases in price, then the Reissue 2.55 Bag will go up in price too. They are like identical twins.

Is the Chanel 2.55 popular?

The Chanel 2.55 is popular because it will always be part of Chanel. The bag represents the brand’s ideas, craftsmanship, and reputation because it’s the founder’s creation and one of the first hands-free handbags released in 1955. At that time, the bag didn’t really catch people’s attention. The Chanel 2.55 bag also increases in price over time and is considered one of the house’s timeless classics and a vintage bag.

Is Chanel 2.55 same as classic flap?

The Chanel 2.55 is not the same as the Classic Flap Bag. The difference lies in the design of the Chanel lock, handle, leather, flap, and sizes. The Chanel 2.55 Bag is made with a rectangular-shaped lock, also known as the mademoiselle lock. While the Classic Flap Bag comes with a double CC turn-lock. The chain of the Chanel 2.55 Bag is all-chain, while the Classic Flap Bag is made with interwoven chain links. I think most people can see the difference because of the lock because it stands out. Whenever you see the CC lock on the bag, you will instantly know it’s the Classic Flap Bag.

When was the Chanel 2.55 made?

The original Chanel 2.55 Bag was made in 1955 by Coco Chanel. The Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag was reintroduced in 2005 by Karl Lagerfeld.

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