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Classic Flap Vs. the boy

IF YOU CAN ONLY BUY ONE, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE? CLASSIC FLAP VS THE BOY - YOUR FIRST CHANEL HANDBAG.



When looking to buy your first Chanel piece, most people stumble upon the dilemma of whether to buy the Classic Flap or the Boy. While the classic flap is just that, a classic, the boy is a younger-looking trendy handbag. Yet it has stood the comparatively short test of time, with its ever-growing popularity, has become a permanent handbag in the Chanel collection. The classic flap oozes Chanel; it's everything you imagine a luxury handbag to be, even before you know anything about them. It's easily one of the most recognisable bags, with its CC turn clasp, unmistakeable interwoven chains and puffy quilts.


So, which one? First, let’s go through some stats:



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My personal favourite is the Classic Flap in the Medium. It’s versatile and can be worn effortlessly with jeans or dressed up with an evening dress, looking perfectly at home in either scenario. The Classic Flap can only be worn cross-bodied if you have a petite frame. Even then it sits a bit high, which I personally love; it transforms the Classic Flap into a more edgy looking bag. Its double flap on the inside helps keep its structure over time, letting the bag age gracefully. Its long tenure at Chanel started in the 80s under Karl Lagerfeld after he famously added the CC turn clasp to Coco Chanel’s flap bag design. Its popularity isn’t wavering and I think its design will still be relevant in another 40 years, making it a handbag you can grow with.


What’s right for you? It comes down to which one makes your heart sing more, and which is more practical for your daily needs and expectations of the bag.




For more information on Classic flap pricing, see https://www.ritzyitc.com/post/chanel-classic-flap-pricing















** Average resale price was calculated on vestiairecollective.com

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