Mini Matelasse | Chanel
A Chanel classic. The Mini Matelasse doubles as both a chic evening bag and a piece of fashion history.
Details: Very good condition with some signs of gentle wear on the bag's surface. Classic jersey suede in dark gray. Gold chain handles are threaded with dark gray leather; flap closes with a signature interlocking C's turnlock clasp. Authenticity card and sticker included. Date of production: circa 1994-96.
Measurements: Approximately 6.7 inches wide, 5.1 inches high and 2.4 inches deep.
Behind the Brand: The House of Chanel permanently changed women's fashion in the 20th century. Coco Chanel's earliest designs incorporated new fabrics (e.g., jersey) and innovative silhouettes (e.g., the "Chanel suit") and laid the foundation for a premiere luxury brand that has withstood the test of time. Classics like the 2.55 shoulder bag remain just as popular today as they were when they were first introduced.
Trivia: Coco Chanel introduced jersey garments for women around the time of the First World War. Her creative use of the fabric revolutionized the industry. Up until that point, jersey had been used mostly for men's undergarments, but the drape and durability of the fabric made it perfect for Chanel's designs.
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