What I Hate About The Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag


Throughout the years, there were changes made in the Chanel classic bag to suit the consumers like us. And Chanel recently launched a brand-new bag, called the maxi classic flap bag.

Remember the style code: A28600?

It’s from the Chanel jumbo classic flap bag.

Do you have a jumbo? Check out what your style code is.

The new Chanel jumbo classic flap bags has the style code A58600. I think Chanel changed it after 2011. And it’s not only the code that Chanel changed, they also made a great modification in the bag.

The original jumbo classic flap bag, with the style code A28600, was a single flap bag. The size of the medium bag was already limited, the jumbo couldn’t handle much either. So Chanel decided to change it into a double flap. The single flap was discontinued.

So the style code A58600 is from the Chanel jumbo flap bag with double flap.

What’s more?

Since the switch from single to double, the jumbo bag has become heavier. If you are used to single flap, then I can understand. But for the people who had never seen the single flap, the new jumbo is just fine.

There is now more space available for all your essentials. The size is bigger, but the space too. You got to love that.

More, you can more easily structure your personal items. It’s not a mess anymore, everything is easier to reach. I put my cosmetic box there, and my lip gloss over there and of course my iPhone and keys.

One more thing, before you ask me about how much a single flap weigh, here are the information:
Jumbo single flap caviar weigh around 850 gram. And the lambskin weigh only 730 gram. Yes, lambskin is lighter because the material is different. But the lambskin can get scratched more easily. I love to touch the lambskin, but I like the durability of caviar skin more.
So now you know all the secret of the Chanel jumbo flap bag, what to do now?

If the Chanel jumbo classic flap is your dream bag and you still need to buy it, now you know you are getting a double flap instead of the single flap.

BUT, if you love the single flap and you are determined to get it. Well, you still can, but only used. You can try out Ebay (be careful!) or consignment stores.

And if you own a Chanel jumbo single flap, then congratulations! You have a very rare Chanel bag.

So, one more question before I stop writing. Do you think changing from a double flap to a single flap was a smart move or not?


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  1. Joy September 3, 2017 Reply

    Hi, hoping to get some advise for those who owns a chanel jumbo (especially 16 series). Does the Stiches at the bottom of this chanel jumbo lambskin look normal?

    I was told it’s normal because it’s ‘handmade’ and the quilts wouldn’t be 100% symmetrical ending.

    And by any chance can someone recommend any good authenticator online?

    • Alex September 8, 2017 Reply

      Lollipuff .com might be able to help you. They do authencity.

  2. Leah April 29, 2016 Reply

    I’m not sure how heavy the double flap Chanel classic is, but I’m already complaining about my Chanel classic maxi single flap (caviar). I rarely use it now because at the end of the day, my shoulder hurts at some point. I make it a point not to put a lot inside my bag. Only basics. I could only imagine the weight of the double flap. If I use it, it’s only as crossbody. My regret was buying maxi. I should have gotten a medium. I contemplated of selling it and get a smaller size, but now that it’s rare, I might as well keep it.

    • Joyce April 29, 2016 Reply

      Hi Leah, there is a big difference between the maxi and the medium bag with or without the double flap. The maxi bag is indeed very rare, but its sad that you cannot use it as an everyday bag. I think the new medium double flap will def. suit you.

  3. Ann April 28, 2016 Reply

    Hi! Planning to buy this single flap jumbo caviar series #13 complete inclusions. Can you help me check if it’s authentic? Thanks so much in advance. ?

  4. Jamie December 31, 2015 Reply

    Hi alex
    I bought a pre-owned single flap jumbo everything was ok except of the hologram sticler there is no gold speckle to it.do you think its fake?

    • Cynthia January 3, 2016 Reply

      Does it has Chanel golden stamp on it?

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