Chanel Boy bag

18 January 2016

The Chanel Classic Flap Bag and the Chanel 2.55 are one of the most famous and sought after bags from the House of Chanel. But the Chanel Boy bag quickly winning teritory in the world of Chanel-lovers. Let's dive into its short but unique history.

The name 'Boy'
Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel's was very tomboy-ish and she was inspired by menswear. Her biggest muzes were her beau's and the love of her life: Boy Capel. After all these years, it was Karl Lagerfeld who paid a tribute to the men in her life, with the birth of the Chanel Boy bag. In 2011 he spoke about Coco's love for menswear: 'Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses; she had this boyish attitude, in fact it is the very spirit of Chanel. She got it from Boy Capel, the great love of her life, which, incidentally, explains why the new bag is called the Boy Chanel.'

Details and materials
The Chanel Boy bag is one of Chanel’s most sought-after bags and it has become one of the classics of the label. It is more edgy and modern than its classic Chanel 2.55 sister. The most characteristic details are the heavy hardware, bold shape and unique lock. The boy bag is lined with cloth rather than leather and the lock is opened by push claps. The Chanel Boy bags is available in many different materials, sizes and colors. From different kinds of leathers to tweed and jersey.

Funny Fact

A funny fact is that the design was inspired by a cartridge bag, which is originally made for hunters!


The Chanel Boy bag comes in three sizes. The small Boy bag can be used as a purse, the medium is good for any occasion and the large Boy bag is perfect for us gals who like to carry their whole life with them.

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