Friday, December 04, 2009

GIMME FIVE, 2.55!!!



Named after the date of its creation (February 1955), the 2.55 is perhaps the ultimate Chanel handbag. It's diamond quilted herringbone stitch is legendary and said to be inspired from cushions in Coco's paris apartment. The double chain stapping was added so that society ladies could free their hands at social functions. My favorite piece of 2.55 lore--the zippered pocket underneath the front flap is where Coco was said to keep her love letters from her many gentlemen callers.
Of course, we'll have scads and scads of 2.55's available at our 6th annual 2.55 sale. Here's a preview of some of the schwag!

3 comments:

Maria Tavares said...

OH MY GOD!!! You shouldn't have posted this... You just made my day very sad! ;P I love Chanel quilted bags so much.

The Fashion Pinko said...

penultimate means second to last. I am not sure what you are trying to say.

Fran├žoise said...

Note, these on the pics are not 2.55. They are called the classic flap. The 2.55 has a very distinctive clasp.