The Little Bag Book

Chapter 2: No, Chapter 2.55


Introduced: 1955


Seen on: Jackie Kennedy , Princess Mary of Denmark, Blake Lively




With 2.55 of Chanel, Coco Chanel proposes to the women a revolution: instead of the clutch used at that period, here is a bag which goes on the shoulder thanks to its shoulder strap. A practical and elegant alternative. Its name simply comes from the year of its creation, by Gabrielle Chanel in February, 1955, at the age of 72.

This bag is a recollection of its childhood, indeed, first of all, Gabrielle Chanel was raised in an orphanage, more exactly in an abbey and the padded would make reference to stained-glass windows.

So, the legend says that Coco Chanel would have made padded bags as jackets of the stable-lads, to give to them to the inflating.

The rectangular clasp is the very first clasp of 2.55, his name is “miss”, because Gabrielle Chanel was never married (in spite of her numerous adventures).

In the 80s, when Karl Lagerfeld takes back the house Chanel, he changes the clasp of the mythical bag padded by a clasp in the logo of the brand, the famous double C crossed.Today more than 3000 models of 2.55 different are listed.


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