Discontinued bag #5: Chanel East West Flap

Chanel east west bag black

I thought it was worth a moment to remind us of the Chanel east west flap. The bag was considered as the little sister of the Chanel classic flap bag. Some girls simply can’t afford the classic flap bag, so they turn their heads on the East west flap. The style is quite similar, but the price is much lower. We love the E/W flap, so Chanel shame on you for wiping out the bag.

Some memories can’t never be erased. There was a time that I felt I needed the East west flap and figured out it was no longer available in stock. Chanel might have thought that there was simply no room for two timeless classic. Eliminating the East west would give us just one option. Buy the Classic flap bag! Not to mention how many times they have increased their prices.

Knowing the similarity in style and size between the east west flap and the classic medium makes me understand the confusion. They are pretty much look-a-like. Also take in mind that Chanel had the small flap in stock, which is also discontinued.

Chanel east west bag black

The East west flap last price was recorded: $2,300, size: 10’’ x 5.5’’ x 2’’ = medium classic flap is 10’’ x 6’’ x 2.5’’.

A few more words: Chanel east west, we missed you. Do you miss the E/W flap too? Write a comment below.

Chanel east west bag white beige

Chanel east west bag beige

Chanel east west bag white

Chanel east west bag white interior

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  1. Anonymous December 3, 2018 Reply

    Hi, i am Yatie from Malaysia. I am about to purchase a preloved Chanel East West. For those friends who own a black lambskin East West, could you advise me the colour of the interior? Is it black or maroon? Appreciate your speedy response. Thanks a zillion!

    • Alex December 4, 2018 Reply

      Hi Yatie, we updated this posts for you. Please check above the color of the bag and the interior of the E/W flap Bag.

  2. Lynn March 23, 2017 Reply

    We have the patent black version for sale.
    please msg on instagram @monovintage

  3. Charlynn October 1, 2016 Reply

    I am interested. How much are u selling?

  4. Eun September 27, 2016 Reply

    If anyone is interested, I have this in black caviar with silver h/w for sale

  5. Ju July 30, 2016 Reply

    How much would I expect to pay for a second hand east west chanel bag today.

  6. Iris April 26, 2016 Reply

    Can any of the East west bag be worn as cross body or on shoulder only? Thanks

    About to buy one 🙂

    • Lily April 27, 2016 Reply

      Hi Iris, the Chanel East West Bag functions as the Classic Flap Bag. So the answer is yes. Where are you going to buy this bag?

  7. Anonymous September 5, 2014 Reply

    I have it in cream Cavier with silver hardware. It’s so pretty:)

    • Alex September 7, 2014 Reply

      So sad that its discontinued, but I’d understand why, Chanel wanted to drop more new seasonal bags like the duo color flap or the chanel 3 bag.

  8. Name March 9, 2013 Reply

    I have the the east west flap in black patent leather and I love it. Shame they are being discontinued 🙁
    I got it as a wedding present 10 years ago!

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      sassy.bag March 10, 2013 Reply

      OMG, you lucky girl!!! =P

    • Anna March 31, 2013 Reply

      Hi guys,
      I love this big so much. I don’t know how i can get it. According to your information, it means that we cannot buy Chanel East West even in France right?


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        sassy.bag March 31, 2013 Reply

        It’s discontinued, Chanel do not make them anymore, so there are no more stock in their boutiques. You can only buy the bag ‘used’, you can check Ebay and cosignment stores. Butt the east west flap really looks like the medium Chanel flap. So you might consider that one too.

  9. Anonymous March 4, 2013 Reply

    ..And now, Good Bye to the Medallion too 🙁

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      sassy.bag March 4, 2013 Reply

      Are you sure the Medallion is discontinued? Becuz we have only heard that it’s not in stock in some countries. They might still be available?

  10. Lily March 4, 2013 Reply

    E/W flap was my first Chanel. I love it so much that I will never sell it.

  11. Loi March 4, 2013 Reply

    I love the east west flap too

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