The significance of the Chanel Boy bag runs deeper than Coco Chanel’s tendency to play with masculinity. The greatest inspiration for the bag was its namesake, Boy Capel, the greatest love of Coco’s life. The Boy bag was released in 2009 as a more modern, structured, and boxy take on the Chanel classic flap. It’s most popular in lambskin and calfskin, but special and limited edition pieces range in materials from tweed, to patent, to vinyl, and even denim.
The Go Around
Chanel’s classic Flap Bag is undeniably one of fashion’s most important accessories. Case in point: Flap Bags are all over Instagram right now! But before it became the trendy bag it is today, it was actually quite revolutionary.