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The Classic Chanel Quilted Handbag

By Christabel Biella

Ooh la la� The Chanel classic quilted handbag is true Parisian chic, it just oozes class and sophistication and no matter what the current trends are, has a classic timeless design that has lived through many a fashion era. There's something about that soft stitched leather and gold metal chain that has created a signature style icon for women all over the world.

So let's go back in time to when it first began�

In 1955, Chanel introduced the Classic Quilted bag with the shoulder strap, THE Chanel handbag that shook the fashion world. It became so popular the first year she had to decline numerous requests due to the lack of time to painstakingly manufacture each one by her skilled artisans. The bag is known in industry shorthand as the 2.55, after the month and year it was introduced.

Chanel's signature quilted fabric has a 'secret' quilting pattern sewn at the back to keep the material strong. This material is used for clothing and accessories alike.

Throughout the key fashion decades, the Chanel 2.55 handbag miraculously hasn't changed much. Unlike other fashion design houses who have altered their bag styles to appeal to the temporary whimsical demands of fashion trends, the Classic Chanel 2.55 has stood it's ground. In fact, in 2005, the fashion house celebrated by re-releasing the classic just as it was.

The classic Chanel bag will never die. The latest versions out this year of this classic bag are awe striking in lambskin and ostrich leather.

Can you believe that this bag is over 50 years old?

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