Thursday, August 19, 2010

The 2.55

Sitting on the beach reading Elle Canada, the September issue, I came across this article called Quilted Secrets. It is the inside scoop on Chanel's 2.55 iconic bag. It lists all the features in it and basically explains the truth behind the bag and why it's priced the way it is at $4080:
  • The bottom is quilted but flat so the bag sits properly
  • There is a transparent sticker with an ID number hidden in every bag which is identical to the number on the credit card. This acts as proof of authenticity.
  • There are 7 pockets which include and inner one which Chanel intended for love letters.
  • Its name 2.55 refers to the date it was released. February, 1955.
  • It takes up to 15 people to complete the 180 steps in making the bag.
  • The gentle curve of the outer back pocket was inspired by Mona Lisa which was Chanel's favourite painting.
  • The puffy jackets worn by Chanel's boyfriend's horse breeders inspired the signature quilting

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