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The Best Chanel Mini Flap Bags

By Lindsey Weiss
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Brief History of the Chanel Mini Flap Bag

The Chanel Mini Flap bag was first released in 2010 and quickly became a top seller. The classic mini is 16.5 x 14 x 6.5 CM and the square mini is 14 x 14x 6.5 CM. While the size is smaller, iconic Chanel classic flap bag features are recognizable including the Chanel CC turnlock, diamond quilting and interwoven leather chain. The smaller size bag does not have the double flap which makes the bag lighter and also priced lower than the classic medium double flap bags. While Chanel releases new variations every season, it is almost always sold out in out boutiques around the world due to its popularity. Secondary market sales velocity continue to support demand for the Chanel Mini Flap Bag for the foreseeable future.

Where to Buy Chanel Mini Flap Bags

While Chanel Mini Flap Bags are often sold out at boutiques, Sotheby's always has a rotating selection of pristine Chanel bags. Our network of global sellers ensure Sotheby's always has a selection of store fresh models and pristine vintage Chanel Mini Flap Bags. While new bags are listed weekly, the Chanel Mini Flap sells quickly on the secondary market too. If there is a specific style or color on your wish list, check back frequently. Browse our complete selection of Chanel Mini Flap Bags or take a close look at Sotheby's Specialists top picks available now for both the new and seasoned collector.


Not so Basic Black Chanel Mini Flap

The most iconic classic Chanel Flap is instantly recognizable in black lambskin with gold hardware, CC turnlock and woven leather chain strap. The Specialist Pick has all of these features in the Mini Flap size with a little twist, gold hearts attached to the strap. This style is from 2022 and was featured in the Fall/Winter 2022/23 Pre-Collection is both classic Chanel with just a little extra.

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Velvet Crush Mini Flap Perfect for Fall

Chanel often uses tweeds and velvet in it's fall collections. This coral velvet mini flap bag was featured during the Chanel Autumn 2020 Collection. In addition to the classic features, the strap has crystal CC detail to add some sparkle to your look. Pair your velvet Chanel Mini Flap Bag with a satin slip dress or silky wide leg trousers.


Rare Vintage Denim Chanel Mini Flap

Denim has been a popular fabric choice for Chanel flap bags since the 1980s. Every season Karl Lagerfeld took inspiration from street styles and other social trends. Denim became part of luxury fashion shows in the 1980s after Calvin Klein first showed blue jeans on the runway in 1976. While Chanel continues to make denim bags today, a vintage Chanel Mini Flap Bag in pristine condition is highly sought after by collectors and fans alike. The contrast of classic quilting and flap style in the casual material makes this vintage mini flap perfect for many occasions.

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Exotic Chanel Mini Flap

Chanel stopped making bags in exotic materials in 2019 so the only way to find one now is the secondary market. This rare lizard Chanel Mini Flap Bag in green is in like new condition without signs of wear. This bag is perfectly suited for holiday parties and cocktails based on it's petite size and bright candy color.

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