The best things in life are free, the second best are very expensive. - Coco Chanel
A very wise and elegant woman, Coco Chanel, had so many pearls of wisdom—and strands of fabulous pearls—it’s no wonder her name is synonymous with style, substance and class. And while her quotes can be found posted on the Instagram and Facebook feeds of aspirational women everywhere (that includes LePrix’s page), there was only one Coco Chanel.
But there are many different Chanel Classic Flap bags—such as the Wallet on Chain (WOC), the Small, the Medium, the Maxi and the Jumbo—and we’re here to help you figure out which one is right for you. Luckily, we have an amazing selection of brand new, previously loved and vintage Chanel Classic Flap bags on our site—all thanks to our partnerships with over 600 of the world’s top designer consignment boutiques!
So, which one is perfect for you? Let's investigate!
If you're a minimalist with a penchant for lavish accessories, the wallet on a chain is for you! As one of the pioneers of the WOC style, Chanel has mastered the art of designing exquisite statement pieces of every size. The WOC is for the glamour girl on-the-go who'd prefer to carry just the necessities, like her phone, keys and cards. With an interior zipped pocket and multiple slots for cards and IDs, and Chanel's signature chain strap, it's the perfect bag for a gala or cocktail party.
The baby of the bunch, the small flap bag might be petite, but it still packs a fashionable punch. Whether you're off to a fancy gala, brunch or a concert, this little luxury is big enough to hold your phone, lip gloss, credit cards, keys and just a little bit of makeup, but with an optional crossbody chain strap, it'll never be in your way. So, all my girls who love to tote the essentials without weighing themselves down, this hands-free wardrobe staple and investment piece is just for you! And like I said regarding the Birkins, the small bag might be best for a woman with a petite silhouette.
The medium flap bag is the most sought-after size of the Chanel Classic Flap bags. Not too small, yet not too big, this bag holds quite a bit more than the small, like your wallet and a comb or brush. Perfect for a night out on the town or running errands during the weekend, it's compact enough to make a big impact without slowing you down. It's the perfect grab-it-and-go luxury carryall!
Jumbo is not just a clever name. Due to the large size of this classic shoulder bag, the jumbo is more casual or travel than formal, and best for the woman who won't leave home without her makeup bag, a phone charger, a large wallet, devices and notebook. Also, note that a small-framed woman might be overwhelmed by a shoulder bag of this size.
The most gigantic of the Chanel Classic Flap bags, the maxi is the whale in a sea of small fish. At 14" wide, this bag can not only fit your makeup, cellphone, chargers, a large wallet, a curling iron and the kitchen sink, but my Microsoft Surface laptop can be toted too! The maxi is the perfect statement bag and it's best used for travel—like through the airport so everyone can clearly see you're carrying a mammoth Chanel bag. As I mentioned regrading the jumbo, this bag is a bit bulky, heavy and cumbersome so it's best for a taller person with a slightly larger frame...otherwise you'll look like you're being swallowed by a large box of diamond-quilted leather!
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