CHANEL DIANA BAG GUIDE
Popularized by the late Princess Diana of Wales, who owned the small version and was often seen carrying the bag at public events, this iconic bag, Chanel Diana, catapulted it's way to the top of the list of vintage dealers. Fashionista's all over the world are trying to hunt down this little gem and even call it a vintage it-bag as this bag is super elusive, especially in caviar leather.
The bag was produced from 1989 until approximately 1995. It's a beautiful and classical bag, suiting the personality of Diana. The now classic design is an simplistic bag to to wear as it is light, elegant, a minimalist, but je ne sais quoi Chanel. Although this bag resembles the Chanel Single Flap bag with an exterior flap with an open interior, it only has one long shoulder chain, which can be worn cross-body or over the shoulder. The most noticeable feature is has a curved front panel with smooth edges, instead of quilting throughout.
Two full decades later; the bag was and still is very popular and much sought after. Chanel reissued the same bag style in both Leather and Jersey fabric for the Spring 2015 collection due to the growing global interest in vintage Chanel bags. The new Diana Bag was slightly altered with a leather strap added to the chain, so it can be worn over the shoulder more easily. The new Diana's are a little more expensive than the vintage ones, but unfortunately the quality and craftsmanship is not the same. The 2015 reissue was priced at $3,500 for Jersey Fabric and $4,200 -$4,700 Leather.
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LEATHERS & MATERIALS
- Small Diana (cm):
22.5W x 14H x 7D
- Medium Diana (cm):
26W x 16H x 9D