10 Affordable Alternatives to the Chanel Classic Flap Bag

You may be tempted to scoff at the idea of an “alternative” to Chanel’s one and only iconic classic flap. After all, this Chanel bag holds a special throne in the handbag world and in almost every fashionista’s heart. We even confessed all of the reasons we love the classic flap recently.

While it may be true Chanel’s classic flap will always be the classic flap, it doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate similar bags. You may fall in love with a classic flap “inspired” bag and that is perfectly alright! Experimenting with other flap and quilted style bags can help you decide whether you want to make an investment in a real Chanel bag. Better yet, chain strap bags are making a huge splash this season! Aside from price, you may just have a preference for another brand’s rendition of the silhouette over Chanel’s. There is no need to justify whether a bag is a “copy” or “alternative” to the classic flap. Instead, let’s admire the powerful influence that Chanel’s classic flap bag has had in the fashion industry!

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Monogram Small Bubble Chain Crossbody Bag via Neiman Marcus


Valentino Rockstud Medium Matelasse Leather Shoulder Bag via Neiman Marcus

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta OIimpia Intrecciato Quilted Velvet Shoulder Bag via Bergdorf Goodman


Miss Dior Promenade Mini Clutch Bag via Dior


Fendi Baguette Micro Double-Sided Quilted Leather Bag via Bergdorf Goodman

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Saint-Germain PM via Louis Vuitton

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff Geo Love Crossbody Bag via Nordstrom

Miu Miu

Miu Miu Matelassé Nappa Leather Shoulder Bag via Nordstrom

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Beckett Small Quilted Faux-Leather Shoulder Bag via Saks Fifth Avenue

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo Ginette Small Leather Shoulder Bag via Neiman Marcus

Even if you’re strictly a Classic Flap girl, do any of these alternatives catch your eye?

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Published: July 20th, 2016
Updated: May 27th, 2017

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