Chanel Classic Flap Bag Size Guide

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Chanel Classic Flap Bag Size Guide
This picture illustrates the relative different sizes (approx.) of Chanel Classic Flap Bag on a silhouette of 165cm/5’5″ height.

Chanel classic flap bag was introduced by Karl Lagerfeld (1933 – 2019) when he joined Chanel fashion house as the creative director in the 1980s. Chanel 11.12 is another name for classic flap bag but is less commonly used.

Chanel 2.55 actually refers to all types of flap bag extended from Chanel 2.55 with Mademoiselle lock. However, to better differentiate the varieties, the term Chanel Classic Flap Bag is widely used to refer to Chanel flap bag with a CC clasp at the front, regardless whether it is in chevron, diamond or any other kind of stitching and materials. Even Chanel website uses Classic Handbag to refer to this type of flap bag.

Now, let’s look at the sizes.

Chanel Classic Flap Bag Size Guide
Chanel Classic Flap Bags Relative Sizes (approx.)

Chanel Classic Flap Bag Size Guide

ModelDimensions L x H x W (cm)Dimensions L x H x W (inch)Handle Drop (cm)Handle Drop (inch)
Extra Mini17.1 x 10.2 x 5.16.75 x 4 x 253.321
Mini/Mini Square16.5 x 12.7 x 6.46.5 x 5 x 2.552.120.5
New Mini/Mini Rectangular20.3 x 13.3 x 6.48 x 5.25 x 2.555.922
Small23.5 x 14 x 6.49.25 x 5.5 x 2.522.9 - 43.29 - 17
Medium (Sac Classique)25.5 x 15.5 x 6.510 x 6.1 x 2.622.9 - 43.29 - 17
Jumbo (Grand Sac Classique)30 x 19.5 x 1011.8 x 7.7 x 3.933 - 6113 - 24
Maxi (Maxi Sac Classique)33 x 23 x 1013 x 9.1 x 3.926.7 - 48.310.5 - 19

Chanel Classic Single/Double Flap Bag

Only Chanel Small to Maxi Classic Flap Bags have both single and double flaps options.
ModelSingle FlapDouble Flap
Extra Mini
Mini/Mini Square
New Mini/Mini Rectangular
Small
Medium (Sac Classique)
Jumbo (Grand Sac Classique)
Maxi (Maxi Sac Classique)

The Varieties of Chanel Classic Flap Bag

Chanel classic flap bags come with many varieties in term of the flaps, sizes and internal pockets compared to 2.55. I have created tables below for your easy reference. Chanel Extra Mini Flap Bag was discontinued so purchasing it from the resale market is the only way if it is the size you sought after.

Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Features Comparison

ModelMain CompartmentRear Flat PocketInternal Zip PocketInternal Open Flat Pocket
Extra Mini (Note #2)1 to 2000 to 1
Mini/Mini Square1111
New Mini/Mini Rectangular1111
Small1111
Medium (Sac Classique)1111
Jumbo (Grand Sac Classique)1111
Maxi (Maxi Sac Classique)1111
Note
1. Flap bag uses special material such as sequins and raffia usually does not have a rear flat pocket.
2. In some cases, Extra Mini has 1 main compartment only without any external/internal pocket; some has 2 main compartments with 1 internal open flat pocket only.

 

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Features Comparison

ModelMain CompartmentRear Flat PocketInternal Gusseted PocketsZip Pocket on the Underside of Flap CoverOpen Long Pocket Under the Flap Cover
Small11211
Medium (Sac Classique)11211
Jumbo (Grand Sac Classique)11211
Maxi (Maxi Sac Classique)11211

Last but not least, check this blog for Chanel 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag Sizes, enjoy the Handbag Stories from Chanel’s YouTube channel and also my photos of Chanel classic flap bag. Thank you for your time.

Chanel Navy Blue Quilted Lambskin Leather Classic Jumbo Single Flap Bag

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