The history of Chanel Timeless
The Timeless is one of the two It-Bags from the house of Chanel. It is a reinterpretation by Karl Lagerfeld in 1982 of the 2.55, t
Chanel Timeless bags
The Timeless is one of the two It-Bags from the house of Chanel. It is a reinterpretation by Karl Lagerfeld in 1982 of the 2.55, the great classic from Chanel.
The classic Timeless is rectangular and comes in four sizes: 23.5x14.5x6.5 cm, 25.5x16x7.5 cm, 30x20x10 cm and 34x23x10 cm (with a single flap, in this case). Nevertheless, there are numerous seasonal versions in different sizes, some with a square, rather than rectangular, shape.
Like the 2.55, the Timeless is an object with a soul and a history, those of Coco, who is present in its tiniest detail. It is, however, different to the 2.55 in several ways: its interior is sometimes burgundy and sometimes black (or ‘caviar’ according to Timeless). Its double gold or silver plated brass chain works both as a handle and a shoulder-strap and is interwoven with a black or beige leather strap. Its clasp is no longer rectangular but round and features the two interlocking Cs that are the Chanel trademark. Its beige or black, quilted leather is in grained calf or lamb skin, although there are numerous seasonal versions of Timeless in much more unusual materials, such as python and lurex. These versions can also have surprising trimmings, such as sequins or beads.
Its strong points: like the 2.55, the Timeless comes as a bag within a bag. It has many pockets enabling women to carry all those little essentials. In addition to the little zipped pouch inside its flap, the Timeless has a back pocket in the shape of a smile on its upper edge (to keep your change in), a front pocket and an interior pocket. A practical interior compartment completes the ensemble. It has three little bellows pockets, including a small one to hold the indispensable lipstick.