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December 2, 2009

The History of the Chanel 2.55 Handbag and How to Spot a Fake

I recently came across an informative article that goes over the history of the iconic Chanel 2.55 Handbag and all of the details, and the inspiration behind them on Fashion Pearls of Wisdom.

Chanel 2.55 Handbag Original and Classic

The writer takes us through her most recent find of an original Chanel 2.55 bag from the 1950s-1960s that was designed by Mademoiselle Chanel herself.  So gorgeous!  She then details the differences between the original bag (“reissue”) and the handbag that Karl Lagerfeld tweaked in the 1980s (“classic”).  Both bags are still available today and have very subtle differences.

Finally, the writer gives us tips on how to spot a fake – very helpful clues.  I still don’t have a 2.55 bag and it’s on the top of my wish list but now I would love to get my hands on an original designed by Coco herself.

Read the full article on Fashion Pearls of Wisdom.

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  1. I used to buy Chanel bags on the internet. How stupid I was to purchase two bags and both were fake. It is not easy to recognize a fake bag on the internet with pictures. One of a tip is: when the bag is really cheap, then it got to be fake.

    I recently came across this thread about spotting a fake Chanel 2.55 bag:


    It might be interesting for girls who want to buy on ebay.


    Comment by Cupcakebabe — March 20, 2012 @ 1:22 am

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