THE CHANEL BOY BAG GUIDE

The Boy Chanel Bag made its debut in Spring 2012. Back then, the Boy Bags didn’t look like the ones we’ve fallen in love with today but it became an "instant classic." They were released in smooth leather and the boy clasp lacked the CC signature logo. There were also mix opinions about the bag, but several seasons later the boy rose to its iconic status and became the house’s third iconic handbag. The Boy Chanel Bag is as famous as the Classic Flap Bag and the classic choice, mostly by using a similar formula to the originals: versatile flap shoulder bag structure + distinctive lock = handbag magic.

The Chanel Boy Bag debuted at exactly the right time; young shoppers had taken an interest in the brand, but most of its signature bags skewed toward older shoppers with more formal wardrobes and personal styles. The Boy, with its more casual feel an array of seasonal variations, was the perfect design to bridge the gap while staying true to numerous Chanel signatures. 

The Boy Bag is inspired by the life of Coco Chanel just like the other iconic handbags. As Karl Lagerfeld explained: it was created based on her boyish attitude and ‘she picked this up from Boy Cape, which was the love of her love.' So the name ‘Boy’ of this bag might be inspired by the name of her lover: ‘Boy Cape’.

The Boy Chanel Bag

Coco Chanel was also fond of playing with masculine styles, changing them into lady’s wear. At her first shop in Paris, she made a lot of sportswear-inspired clothing and uses the jersey to craft them. This was considered a shock because jersey was usually used to make men’s underwear. As Karl Lagerfeld puts it: ‘Chanel became famous because Coco Chanel made dresses from jersey and jersey was used to make men’s underwear’.

The classic combination is the color black in gold hardware and quilted leather. The size medium or the medium plus is the most common choices. The Boy looks stylish, chic and classy. It’s very notable when carrying on the street. The design matches like the other iconic’s to any clothing in your wardrobe. It goes great with dresses, casual and formal clothing. It’s also the perfect accessory for special occasions like weddings.

The Boy Chanel Bag increases sharply in prices every year, just like the Classic Flap Bag. Therefore, it’s a beautiful investment accessory and it holds value. Due to its huge demand, this bag is sometimes limited available.

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Each season Chanel will introduce a new Boy Bag. This bag is now available in different materials like velvet and different designs like chain around. The Boy Bag is also made in Chevron quilting. Unlike the Chanel Classic Flap Bag and the Reissue 2.55 Bag, the interior of the Boy Bag is much less complex. The interior features one large compartment for all your essentials. And it also comes with a small zip pocket for important items that needs an extra security. Because of its simpler interior structure, the main compartment quite large. The Boy Bags are ideal everyday handbags because of its size and its practicability. The bag can be used as day-to-night bag and transport all your necessities from A to B.

 

 

SIZES

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Chanel Boy Bag – Mini

5.9" W x 3.7" H x 2.8" D

Leather Prices Start at $3,700 for Quilted Calfskin

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Chanel Boy Bag WOC

7.5" L x 1" W x 4.75" H

Leather Prices Start at $2,400 for Quilted Calfskin 

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Chanel Boy Bag – Small

7.9″ W x 4.7″ H x 2.8″ D

Leather Prices Start at $4,300 for Quilted Calfskin

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Chanel Boy Bag – Medium

9.8″ W x 5.7″ H x 3.5″ D

Leather Prices Start at $4,700 for Quilted Calfskin

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Chanel Boy Bag – New Medium

11″ W x 7″ H x 3.5″ D

Prices Start at $5,200 for Quilted Calfskin

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Chanel Boy Small Tote

12.5" L x 4.75" W x 8.5" H

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Chanel Boy Medium Tote

Measurements: 12.1" L x 6.5" W x 9.25" H

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Chanel Boy Bag – Large

11.8″ W x 8.3″ H x 3.9″ D

Leather Prices Start at $5,500 for Quilted Calfskin

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Chanel Boy Bag – Shopping Tote

14.2″ W x 9.8″ H x 6.7″ D

Leather Prices Start at $5,000 for Quilted Calfskin

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Chanel Boy Bag – Clutch

10.6″ W x 5.3″ H x 2.4″ D

Leather Prices Start at $3,600 for Smooth Calfskin

COMMON LEATHERS AND MATERIALS

HARDWARE COLORS AND FINISHES

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ALTERNATE VIEW

SIZE COMPARISONS

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Images via The RealReal (Not Pictured Chanel Boy Bag - Mini)

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