The Making Of The Chanel Iconic Tweed Handbag


The Chanel 2.55 bag was released in 1955, which came with a front lock called the ‘Mademoiselle Lock’.

But there is another famous bag named the ‘Classic Flaps’, which are supplied with a lock in the shape of a double CC. This bag was available since 1980’s.

Today Chanel design the Classic Flap Bags beyond leathers, there are now versions available in tweed, velvet, embroidered with sequins and many more.

And for those that are interested (or for those that owns an iconic bag), these images guide you through the process of making the Classic Flap Bag in Tweed.

Made with care, Chanel’s craftsmen make sure that every stitch is done well. Most are done by hand with the help of basic tools like a hammer.

The internal CC logo is stitched by a sewing machine; the interwoven chains are put together by hand. The quality of these bags represent the quality of the brand, therefore it’s important that each bag is crafted near perfection. At the end, this is also the reason why we spend so much for an accessory. Or is it not?







  • HM


    Hello – do you know if the interior of the bag is all leather (lambskin/caviar, etc) and the tweed is a second layer on top?

    April 9, 2019
  • Lisa


    Thankyou for this valuable information ” the making of the Chanel iconic tweed handbag”
    What collection or year is the Chanel Tweed bag on the pictures fr.o.m.
    Love the colors and the look on this bag!

    September 18, 2017

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