The Chanel Classic Bag with the longest and richest history is the Reissue 2.55 Bag. The design was created by the founder Gabrielle Chanel and was launched in February 1955.

Karl Lagerfeld invented the Classic Flap Bag in the 1980’s, which featured the Interlocking CC Lock instead of the Mademoiselle Lock. The Classic Flap Bag is known as the most famous and sought-after Bag in the Chanel Bag Collection. It’s perhaps even more famous than the Reissue 2.55 Bag.

Throughout the years, Chanel has added new classic styles and discontinued old classic styles. The new bags that have been added are the Boy Bag, the Gabrielle Bag and the newest 19 Bag.

Chanel has also discontinued popular bags like the Grand Shopping Bag and the Medallion Tote.

For those that are starting out collecting Chanel, the most popular designs are:

  • Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag
  • Chanel Classic Flap Bag
  • Chanel Classic Boy Bag
  • Chanel Coco Handle Bag
  • Chanel Gabrielle Bag
  • Chanel Trendy CC Bag