Discontinued Bag #2 Chanel Mini 2.55 Classic Flap Bag


One of the most regretful things in life are the things that are not here right now, but you’ve desired for a long time. The desire might fade a away, but the taste of it will always come back from time to time. When Chanel have decided to stop the production of the Chanel mini 2.55 classic flap bag, it was really a sad thing.

But the good thing is that from time to time, the Chanel Mini 2.55 Classic Flap Bag and I will sometimes meet again. The bag is not lost at all, they are still being sold on the internet and pre-owned, but in high demand. Some consignment stores will put you in a long waiting list.

The 2.55 classic flap bag have been introduced since February 1955. This one is made from lambskin and is a single flap with a double C turnstile lock . A single chain strap can be worn either on your shoulder or in cross body. The latest price I had encounter was around $2,500 USD. This bag is originally made in 1989 to 1991. Talking about vintage huh?

Pictures courtesy of: Vintage Heirloom


  1. charlene May 29, 2013 Reply

    Hi, I searched the net for a bit and chanced upon a forum where people were discussing about the ‘new mini’ (a65055) which i guess were released in 2011? is this new mini still available? any idea how much it is in paris for the black carviar? oh! and it was rumoured that it had changed from 4 holes to 2 holes(chains) on the top. is that true?? thanks!!

    • Author
      sassy.bag May 30, 2013 Reply

      Yes, there was a new mini, but not the 2.55 reissue, it’s the classic flap mini that re-released, in new style. Not sure why they do that. But I also think that the PST is going temporary discontinued and is going to be released again in a new style.

      I am not sure if the boutique is selling them, I haven’t heard anyone spotting it lately in Paris. I can guess that the price is around €1,500 compare to the price of US.

      p.s. it was also available in 2012.

      Are u going to paris soon?

  2. Shash April 15, 2013 Reply

    I have to first compliment your website and the promptness with which you reply to each and every comment! Thank you!
    I am from india (chanel dnt sell here)
    However,a frnd is in france. I was thinking of buying a chanel 2.55 flap for my gf.
    I was looking at lambskin quilted.
    Can you give me 2-3 more reasonably priced alternatives to the medium flap as thats a little too expensive for me?
    Anything that comes close with the interlocking “C” .
    Through your website i also realized i can claim a vat refund which apparently in france can run upto20%.
    Can u also tell me the price of the bags u recommend?
    Thnx so so much!!
    After giving her the surprise, i will imtroduce her to your website! 🙂


    • Author
      sassy.bag April 16, 2013 Reply

      First of all, the 2.55 reissue flap doesn’t have the double CC lock, it has the re-tangular shape lock: Pls read:


      The classic medium flap cost around €3.100, including VAT. I’m not sure if your friend is a EU citizen, if not he can get around 12% VAT back.

      But another alternative would be Chanel wallet on chains. They are cheaper than the classic flaps with interlocking CC’s. Check them out at:


      There’s more:

      The Chanel boy bags – they pretty hot recently. And also has the CC lock you are looking for. A bit cheaper than the classic flap bags


      Prices: http://www.bragmybag.com/must-haves-23-chanel-boy-flap-bag-prices/

      • Shash April 17, 2013 Reply

        Thanx so much for your detailed reply.i am looking at the WOC line as per your reply.
        So far liking WOC classic quilted

        However, i have come across a ‘coco rider’ which looks very similar to classic flap. Any thoughts on it??
        Thnk you so much!

        • Author
          sassy.bag April 17, 2013 Reply

          The Cocorider is a gorgeous bag, but it’s like you said: looks more similar to the classic flap. Nothing like the WOC. It’s what you want, do you want a smaller bag or a larger. The WOC is really petite (halfmoon is a bit larger), but has it’s own beauty. You won’t fit anymore than you essentials, but great for the evenings. Do you also know which color?

          • Shash April 17, 2013

            Thnx again for replying.. M feeling sort of obligated. Thnx!
            I am looking for something similar to classic flap. Since the classic flap medium is out of my budget, i was thinking of going for WOC.
            However, i came across the coco rider and learnt its price is abt €1500? Is it so? If it is this would be perfect for me!
            I am looking for black..

            Also,talking abt WOC’s classic quilted, they dont have the interlocking “C”-do they?


          • Author
            sassy.bag April 18, 2013

            Yes the cocorider is much cheaper and is a bit similar to the classic flap medium. But you also want to look for the new season bag called ‘easy/basic flap’. That too look VERY similar to the classic flap. The easy cost: GBP 1530.

          • Shash May 20, 2013

            As per your instructions, i sent a friend to chanel paris store. There he saw a few bags including the chanel rider but they say that the starting range on a bag is €1800.
            Is this true? Am i getting anything wrong?
            Can u plz help.


          • Author
            sassy.bag May 21, 2013

            That’s possible, it might be the inflated price after the price increase.

          • Author
            sassy.bag May 21, 2013

            are you getting the coco rider?

          • shash May 21, 2013

            ya i had sent him a picture of the coco rider u told me about.When he saw them at the store, he tells me its different from the picture i sent.

            Arent there ANY chanel purses/bags etc which are in the Euro 1500 range???

          • Author
            sassy.bag May 21, 2013

            This is the new seasonal Chanel bag that everyone is crazy about:


          • shash May 21, 2013

            Thank you. Its really sweet of you to help me so much.
            The bag looks really nice but is a little out of my price range.Even then i will try to buy this.
            Is there any other bag that you would recommend from chanel or any other brand within euro 1500?
            She already has louis vuitton rossmore and Alma.

          • Author
            sassy.bag May 22, 2013

            Hi Shash, did you also consider the tax-refund you can get? Are u an EU citizen?

          • Shash May 22, 2013

            Ya i did consider that.My friend is an indian citizen who has gone there on a student exchange program. Hes been there since january and is coming back to india on 16th june..
            He planning to buy my stuff from paris..he will be eligible for vat refund right?
            What is the quantum of vat refund that he can get? Any idea? Hes on a student visa.
            I remember you telling me its 12%.
            The vat refund amount.can u confirm?

            Also I’m thinking of calling up the chanel store in paris and asking them about the bags and price range and i they can provide me with pictures.
            Do u think i should do that?

          • Author
            sassy.bag May 23, 2013

            I think they can help you with the prices, but then again I don’t think they can send you pictures, because the store is just too busy. And Chanel site doesn’t publish everything. Do you now know which bag you want?

            The refund amount is 12 – 14%, in Paris I think is 12%, your friend is not an EU citizen, so he can get the vat back.

            It’s better to know which bag you want before calling the Chanel boutique, they can help you better. Your friend has experience in designer handbags?

          • Shash May 23, 2013

            I liked easy/basic flap which u recommended and also coco chanel rider which u recommended…
            Actually its my friend whose confusing me.he doesn’t have much idea about designer bags. But he’s been going to all the designer stores and hes telling me that he didn’t like chanel bags (lambskin). He says they are okay but doesn’t feel that it’s as expensive as it is.. He said hes seen some versace bags which book really good.. But I wanna buy chanel and his saying it doesn’t justify the price is confusing me more.
            Your thoughts?

            I wanted to buy chanel only.

          • Author
            sassy.bag May 25, 2013

            Shash, to be honest, these are personal opinions. I heard also a lot that Chanel quality is not like 5 years ago. Oke, that might be true, BUT IT’S CHANEL. You can’t compare Chanel with Versace. You know which brand has great quality and style, well Coach! But carrying a Coach don’t supplement the FEELING that Chanel can give you. Never.

            There are many brands that are great value to quality. I buy Nike for my little brother, they cost $150 a pair, but I can buy them on the Pacific market too, they sell them with great quality to price, but they aren’t Chanel.

            You are not only buying a Chanel, but also the experience and the feeling that no other brand can give you.

            As long as the Chanel is authentic, the right color and the right leather, you will be satisfied.

            More over, there one more Chanel bag that I want you to look at. It’s the Chanel Pondichery flap bag, look at the forum, it’s on the Chanel section, front row. =)

  3. oda March 27, 2013 Reply

    hi, so chanel does not produce mini anymore, size 7×5,5×2,5 inches. and how much does a new classic flap lambskin leather cost?

    • Author
      sassy.bag March 28, 2013 Reply

      No oda, unfortunately the mini classic flaps are out. Maybe we can find it in consignment stores or in Ebay if we are lucky. The open options are now:

      1. Chanel classic flap in medium size
      2. Chanel classic flap in jumbo size
      3. Chanel classic flap in maxi size

      and of course the Chanel classic reissue 2.55 in
      medium: 225
      large: 226
      XL: 227

      You can find all prices in lambskin or caviar here: http://www.bragmybag.com/chanel-latest-prices-and-product-information-worldwide-2012/

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