CHANEL ‘2.55 Reissue’ Double Flap Shoulder Bag
CHANEL 2.55 Reissue Quilted Leather Double Flap Bag | Original Quality Bag. Authentic aged calfskin. Aged Metal Toned Hardware. CHANEL Sales Box and Dust Bag. Booklet, Authenticity Card.
In February 2005, Karl Lagerfeld re-made the 2.55, precisely 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. As an homage to Coco’s upbringing in an orphanage, the 2.55 was outfitted with a double chain, reminding of the dangled keychains of her caretakers. The brownish-red color of the inside represents the color of the children’s uniforms. A zipped compartment on the inside of the front flap was added where Coco would hide her love letters. The back outside flap of the 2.55 Reissue marks where Coco would stash her cash.