Which Chanel Timeless or 2.55 bag size to choose?
That's it, you've decided to buy THE bag, I named the Chanel bag, the one that will be the star of your dressing room! You have decided to clear out your closet, to part with beautiful pieces to free up the budget for this reasonable folly...
You even chose the model; no, it won't be the Grand Shopping GST (you'll definitely have to be a little more reasonable in what you take with you every day, since you only use a third of the content).
"Oh, my dear! What a beautiful bag you have in your lovely closet!"
So you said yes to the love marriage, yes to the CHANEL TIMELESSor at the CHANEL 2.55 according to taste.
From the first one, we'll remember the CC clasp and the chain and clam strap, interlaced with leather (or not, depending on the version), from the second one, we like the Mademoiselle clasp, so discreet and refined, and the metal chain that looks like a jewel. And what a good choice! Because if one day you want to part with it and an American friend visiting you says "oh my dear! What a beautiful bag you have in your pretty closet!", you can always sell it to her or to someone else for a good price.
Be aware that Timeless and 2.55 account for more than 50% of used Chanel bags sold by volume and value.
But this article is not meant to talk about bag investment, we are here for a real issue that concerns us all: size; we need to look seriously at that before we decide.
The biggest of the Timeless and 2.55
Let's take a look at these two flagship models, which are TIMELESS and 2.55. Before that, ask yourself sincerely what you want to take with you during the day. Chanel bags can be worn very elegantly in the evening or at a cocktail party, so if yours fits during the day, it will fit in the evening...
The TIMELESS MAXI is 34 long by 23 cm and 10 thick and the TIMELESS JUMBO is 30x20x10 cm.
The equivalent of these two models in 2.55 will be the 2.55 MAXIwith its 31.5 cm.
These sizes will be for those who, like me, "carry the house" or almost, in his bag. Very roomy and with lots of storage space, they will allow you to put the necessary but also a little superfluous ... but not too much either.
Chanel medium size bags
The TIMELESS MEDIUMor the 2.55 LARGE and the 2.55 MEDIUM are respectively 25×16 cm, 28×19 cm and 24×16 cm.
We are here in the category of "under 30", which still leaves a lot of space, while keeping a precious and refined size. If this bag is suitable during the day, it will be even more a bright accessory on your shoulder, during the evening.
The little stars of your wardrobe
Then come what I would call the "small" or "mini" bags, with the TIMELESS MINI RECTANGLE or the 2.55 SMALL that are 20×13 or 20×14.5 cm and the TIMELESS MINI SQUARE and MINI EXTRAof 17×13 and 17×10 cm.
These will be perfect for those who like the "Wallet on Chain", that is to say those who want to carry only the bare necessities: 20cm length is barely the size of a checkbook, 17 not even!
So, before sacrificing to the small bag trend, consider the fact that your CHANEL TIMELESS or CHANEL 2.55 is going to be the star of your locker room for many years, unless you play it "collective" and decide, as mentioned above, to sell it.