Chanel vintage flaps also come in medium sizes, so smaller than your typical Vintage Jumbo. The Vintage flaps include very interesting patterns in either mixed variations or in a slightly flatter quilt than the updated versions. For instance, the regular quilt on lambskin only appears in a flatter matted form versus the updated quilted bags which appear puffier. The ‘Metalesse’ patter features a combination of a border and inner quilt that is no longer produced by Chanel. There is also Chevron which is a classic pattern that has been updated in recent years but can be found among vintage flaps.
Where to Buy
Malleries.com, Yoogiscloset.com, LuxuryExchange.com and Portero.com are some of the places where one can buy vintage flaps. Prices vary depending on the age and condition of the bag; however, a vintage flap is the most economical way to own a Chanel flap nowadays and retails for approximately $1,700-$2,500 USD depending on the pattern, and size. Vintage flaps typically only appear in gold hardware.
Style & Measurement
|Chanel Vintage Classic Flap Bag||8.75” L x 6.25” H x 3” W|
|Chanel Vintage Double Flap Bag||9.5″L x 6.25″H x 2.5″W|
|Chanel Vintage 2.55 Classic Flap Medium Bag||9″ L X 6″ H X 2.5″ W|
|Chanel Vintage Matelasse Flap Bag||9” L x 5.5” H x 2.75” W|
|Chanel Vintage Chevron Flap Bag||10” L x 7” H x 3” W|