Chanel Classic Flap Size Comparison

Let’s say you’ve finally made up your mind to buy a Chanel Classic Flap. Now, you’re faced with another array of decisions: what material best suits your needs, and which color fits your personality? Among all of these choices, you also have to settle on a specific size. With 7 different sizes to choose from, it’s not an easy decision!

This difficulty is only exacerbated by the fact that most websites only provide the dimensions of Chanel Flap Bags. While the numbers are important to keep in mind, they aren’t really that conducive to visualizing what the bag will actually look like on your shoulder or slung across your body. For that, a real life comparison is incredibly helpful. This is something PurseBop has learned from the favorable response to our Hermès Birkin size comparison, which quickly became a favorite post within our community! Knowing that we have many Chanel lovers in the PurseBop family, we thought we’d do a Chanel version of the guide to help you out.

So, we’ve had two models with different body types model various sizes of the quintessential Chanel bag to give you a better idea of how each might suit you. We’re excited for you to see all of the pictures and compare them yourself! First, let’s recap the main details of the Chanel Classic Flap: size and pricing.

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The Sizes

The Chanel Classic Flap comes in 7 different sizes, six of which are currently available for purchase as the extra mini Classic Flap has been discontinued.

Classic Flap Sizes (from largest to smallest):

  • Maxi
  • Jumbo
  • Medium
  • Small
  • Mini Rectangle
  • Mini Square
  • Extra Mini (discontinued)

For our comparison, we will be using the Maxi, Jumbo, Medium, and Mini Rectangle.

Dimensions

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Largest to Smallest (L x H x W in):

Chanel Classic Flap SizeDimensions
Classic Flap Maxi13.4” x 9.1” x 3.9”
Classic Flap Jumbo11.8” x 7.9” x 3.9”
Classic Flap Medium10” x 6.3” x 3”
Classic Flap Small 9.3” x 5.7” x 2.6”
Classic Flap Mini (Rectangle)8” x 5” x 2”
Classic Flap Mini (Square)6.5” x 5” x 2.5”
Classic Flap Extra Mini 6.7” x 3.9” x 3”

As you progress down the range, each bag gets shorter in length by about a factor of 1.5 inches and shorter in height by a factor of 1 inch.

Prices

*prices listed in caviar leather

SizePrice in USPrice in EuropePrice in UK
Maxi Classic Flap$6,000 €5,420£4,830
Jumbo Classic Flap$5,500 €4,990£4,450
Medium Classic Flap$4,900 €4,480£3,990
Small Classic Flap$4,700€3,990£3,840
Rectangular Mini Classic Flap$3,100 €2,610£2,330
Square Mini Classic Flap$2,900€2,360£2,100
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SizePrice in USPrice in EuropePrice in UK
Maxi Classic Flap$6,000 €5,420£4,830
Jumbo Classic Flap$5,500 €4,990£4,450
Medium Classic Flap$4,900 €4,480£3,990
Small Classic Flap$4,700€3,990£3,840
Rectangular Mini Classic Flap$3,100 €2,610£2,330
Square Mini Classic Flap$2,900€2,360£2,100
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Size Comparison

About the Experiment

We want to give you a clear idea of the true sizes of Chanel Classic Flaps by comparing the bags worn by actual people. Our teammates Morgan and Chloe will model 4 Chanel Classic Flap sizes in the same standard poses to reflect how the bags carry in real life.

About the Bags

  • Gold Classic Flap Maxi
  • Pink Classic Flap Jumbo
  • Gold Classic Flap Medium (note: we’re using the 2.55 Reissue as a substitution that corresponds to this size)
  • Orange Classic Flap Mini (Rectangle)

The Poses

  1. Single chain over shoulder (long)
  2. Cross body
  3. Double chain over shoulder (short)

About the Models

Model #1 Morgan (wearing striped dress)

  • Height: 5’6″
  • Dress Size: 0 US

Model #2 Chloe (wearing white shirt and patterned skirt)

  • Height: 5’5″
  • Dress Size: 2 US

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Chanel Classic Flap Jumbo

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Chanel Classic Flap Medium

*Note, here we are using a Chanel 2.55 Reissue as a substitute for the Classic Flap. This Reissue is comparable to a medium Classic Flap.

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Chanel Classic Flap Mini (Rectangle)

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Size-to-Size Comparison: Single Chain Over Shoulder

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Size-to-Size Comparison: Cross Body

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Size-to-Size Comparison: Double Chain Over Shoulder

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Pros & Cons: Best Uses of Each Size

Remember, you should pick your bag size based off your own needs, style, and most importantly, desire! There are no set rules when it comes to sizes because what is popular or appropriate is always changing. Trends are cyclical – one day mini bags may be out and oversized bags could make a comeback, and vice versa. People may tell you that you have to pick a size that matches your body frame or that one size is a better investment than another. At the end of the day, your personal happiness with the bag will outweigh any other factor!

If you are looking for guidelines to help with your research, see our notes about each bag below:

Maxi

  • Best suited for travel
  • Better seen as a “statement” bag because the extra large size can be a little cumbersome depending on your needs and preferences
  • You can (almost) throw it all in!
  • This bag can be a little heavy and bulky even without stuffing it due to the amount of leather

Jumbo

  • Best suited for travel
  • Makes a great errand bag
  • Can hold things like a wallet, a journal, a makeup bag, devices, keys and more

Medium

  • Arguably the most versatile size
  • Great capacity without being too large or too small
  • Can hold things such as a wallet, small journal, toiletries, keys, a phone, and more

Small

  • Perfect for everyday or formal occasions
  • An elegant size that is very versatile
  • Only a little bit less capacity than the medium size

Mini Rectangle

  • One of the most popular Chanel styles, especially since the rise of the mini craze
  • Great to buy in a pattern, crazy color, or exotic leather as the small surface will make designs pop
  • Can be worn crossbody on most body types
  • Can easily transition from an everyday bag to a night out bag

Mini Square

  • Square shape is unique and distinct compared to other Chanel bags
  • Can be worn crossbody, but depends on your body as it may lay awkwardly on some people

Extra Mini

  • Best suited for formal occasions or as a statement bag depending on the material or color
  • The easiest style to wear crossbody across body types
  • Very little storage

So tell us, what’s your favorite Chanel Classic Flap Size?

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