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The Chanel 19 Bag: The Newest Must Have Bag for Chanel Lovers

By Lindsey Weiss
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Chanel 19 Flap Bag
Chanel 19 Flap Bag

A Brief History of the Chanel 19 Bag

The Chanel 19 bag was the last major handbag designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld. Chanel 19 for 2019 pays tribute to the elder 2.55 bag created in February 1955 by Coco Chanel. It was first unveiled in March 2019 as part of the Fall/Winter 2019 collection. In a collaborative effort, Largerfeld and Virginie Viard, Chanel’s current creative director, took inspiration from the Classic Flap and 2.55 Flap but re-imagined. Noticeable differences include the slouchier shape, the chunky chain top handle and adjustable strap with three chunky chains in silver, aged gold, ruthenium interlaced with leather. The exaggerated diamond quilting also enhance the Chanel 19 Bag's casual and chic style. The style has quickly become popular with Chanel bag lovers and each season new variations are sent down the runway. The price of the Chanel 19 in boutiques is also lower than comparable Classic Double Flap Bags.

Chanel Wall/Winter 2019 Runway Chanel 19 Wallet On Chain

Variations of the Chanel 19 Bag

The Chanel 19 Bag comes in Small, Medium Large and Maxi sizes. It also comes as a Wallet on Chain, Flap Clutch and Flap Wallet styles. You can find a Chanel 19 Flaps in Lambskin, Goat Skin, Tweed, Denim/Cotton and even Limited Edition Sequin or Silk. While most bags have the three hardware colors, Chanel has also made Chanel 19 Flap Bags with black hardware and other limited hardware variations. Find our Specialist Picks Below and more styles available on our Buy Now Marketplace.

Chanel 19 Wallet on Chain Gold Pink Quilted Wool Tweed Silver, and Ruthenium Hardware, 2019

Chanel 19 Bag Wallet on Chain was featured during the 2019 Fall/Winter Act II collection and is part of the original collection from Karl Lagerfeld.

Chanel Small 19 Bag Burgundy Quilted Goatskin Silver and Gold Hardware, 2022

Chanel 19 Bag in size small in burgundy goatskin is perfect for fall. This bag was also featured during the 2022 autumn winter ready-to-wear collection.

Chanel Medium 19 Flap Black Quilted Goatskin Gold Hardware, 2019

Chanel 19 Flap Bag in black goatskin in the medium size. The size, color and hardware are classic Chanel that is instantly recognizable.

Chanel Large 19 Flap Navy Quilted Tweed Gold and Ruthenium Hardware, 2020

Chanel 19 Flap in navy tweed and large size from 2020. The perfect bag for weekends and plenty of room to carry more than just the essentials.

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