The Bag: CHANEL 2.55
Year: 1955. Coco Chanel wanted her hands free (balancing champagne and canapés with a clutch is annoying), and that’s pretty much how the 2.55, with its shoulder strap, came into being, named after its launch year. The quilted bag combined leather and metal, and was supple and light. It contained a secret pocket where, it is claimed, Coco hid her love letters. Circa 2011, the 2.55 bag is one of those celebrity, fashion week, and collector regulars that’s really impossible not to lust after.
Chanel 2.55 Khaki Denim Alexa Chung with a classic black Lily Allen likes it red hot