wpid 028FFkaty - Katy Perry Keeps It Humble With a Coach Replica Handbag

It’s always a great feeling when you can rock a replica handbag that celebrities all over the world also have, isn’t it? By far, the easiest brand to do so is with replica Coach handbags, This is one brand that is easy to find in regards to store location, and more times than not, it’s??affordable. Well, at least a lot more affordable than other brands that celebrities often indulge in. And guess what, ladies? It’s even more affordable when you can get the replica handbag version of your favourite celebs favourite accessory.

Katy Perry is oh-so-popular right now, isn’t she? Okay, I take that back because she’s always been popular. I mean, she’s super fabulous and her fashion choices are wpid nf14494 - Katy Perry Keeps It Humble With a Coach Replica Handbagalways so unique, so popularity is a natural for her, but with her new3D movie coming out, Katy Perry talk has been increased to the max. Plus, her appearances have also been increased which is amazing because we get to spot more of her fun,??fashion??creations.

It’s always a nice a huge A-List celebrity opt for a rather reasonable purchase when it comes to replica handbags. I mean, she could have definitely rocked the most expensive of replica handbag brands that she could find, but instead, she was so content and stylish with her Coach replica handbag. And no, I’m not dogging Coach replica handbags at all, but you know what I mean. If normal people can purchase it, celebrities usually don’t want it, right? I think that’s safe to say.

One of my favourite looks of Katy Perry and a Coach replica handbag is from a few months ago when she was spotted with a cute little sheer number one, accentuated with a tangerine shoulder bag. This look could easily be resembled with ??a coloured shoulder bag, or even a bright coloured replica handbag like the LV Pouchette. It’s bright, bold and makes the whole entire look vibrant, loud and confident and that’s all you really need.

chanel classic flap bag - CHANEL CLASSIC FLAP BAG VS. REISSUE 2.55

One very commonly asked question on our Chanel Forum is on the difference between theChanel Classic Flap and the Chanel Reissue 2.55 bags. I’ve scoured the forums this morning to educate myself, and our readers about the differences between the two. Let me start with a few historical facts on the Reissue.

HISTORY:

The lock on the Reissue is the original lock, it is called the Mademoiselle Lock as Ms Coco Chanel never married, the ‘CC’ lock was introduced to the Classic Flap Bags only in the 1980s by designer Karl Lagerfeld. The 2.55 in its name refers to the first release of the 2.55 bag in February of 1955. Coco Chanel grew up in an orphanage/convent, therefore, the double chain shoulder strap comes from when the children’s’ caretakers in the orphanage would dangle keys from their waists with the same type of chains as on the Reissue. Also, the zippered compartment on the inside of the front flap of the Reissue is where Coco sequestered her love letters, as she was having an affair at that time. The brownish red color of the inside represents the color of Coco and the rest of the children’s uniforms (the nuns’ were black with white trim: thus, the packaging on Chanel Parfum/Eau de Parfum/Eau de Toilette). The back outside flap of the Reissue actually marks where Coco would stash extra money!

 

Over the years there have been many variations to the original design of the 2.55, including the leather/fabric, the chain – metal vs. interwoven leather, single flap vs. double flap, and the closure – mademoiselle vs. interlocking CC. The 2.55 refers to all flap-style bags, including variations of the original! The term classic flap commonly refers to the flap with the interlocking CC closure and the leather interwoven chain.

In February 2005, Karl Lagerfeld re-made the 2.55 – exactly as Coco Chanel had made in 1955, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 2.55. It came to be known as the Reissue. Technically the term Reissue should only be used for the bags that were made to commemorate the original – so only those in 2005. However, it has become convenient to call all 2.55s that resemble the original 2.55 Reissues and all 2.55s that have the interlocking CCs Classic Flaps.

More on the fascinating history of the Reissue 2.55.

 

THE DIFFERENCES:

This thread, particularly post #57, gives a great amount of information on the differences between the two styles. If I may briefly summarize:

1. Closure/Locks: Classic has the double CC turn-style lock, the Reissue has the Mademoiselle lock (rectangular shape).
2. The handle: The reissue has an all chain handle, while the classic has leather interwoven between the chain links.
3. Reissue has a different type of leather, that is made to seem more worn than the caviar leather on the classics.
4. All the reissues have a double flap inside, whereas the Jumbo Classic does not.
5. The sizes on the Reissue are different than the sizes on the Classic Flaps.

SIZES & PRICES:

The Chanel Classic Flap Bag comes in three sizes:

Small – 9″ x 5.5″ x 2″ – $1,495.00 Caviar + $100.00 more for lambskin
Medium – 10″ x 6″ x 2.5″ – $1,595.00 Caviar + $100.00 more for the lambskin
Jumbo – 12″ x 8″ x 3″ – $1,695.00 Caviar + $100.00 more for the lambskin

The sizes for the Chanel Reissue 2.55:

$1,795 A302224: – The Baby 7.5 W x 5.75 H x 1.75 D inches
$1,895 A302225: – Small 9.75″ x 7.06″ x 2.16″
$1,995 A302226: – Medium 11″ x 8″ x 2.5″
$2,095 A302227: – Large 12.25″ x 9.18″ x 2.5″
$2,495 A302228: – The X-Large aka Jumbo 14.2″ x 9.8″ x 3″ (rare)

There is a lot of visual aids in a forum thread with pictures of Reissues and Classic Flaps. An absolute must-see for enthusiastic Chanel bag collectors and lovers.