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Chanel 2.55 Classic Mini Bag Review

By Bebefuzz

The Chanel 2.55 mini is a classic that is timeless yet unique. It's also a bag that I get a lot of questions about due to its size and price. We know that reviews of highly coveted investment bags are of great interest to many of you, so here's a review that covers the features of this wonderful bag.

Size and Storage

Chanel mini bag

The Chanel mini is a petite beauty and measures 7 inches wide, 5.5 inches tall, and 2.5 inches deep. The shoulder drop is 21.5 inches, so this bag can be worn on the shoulder or as a cross-body. It may also be adjusted to have a 15 inch shoulder drop.

Chanel mini bag back pocket

There are two pocket compartments, one on the back of the bag and one on the inside. Additionally, there is a zippered compartment inside.

Chanel mini bag

The bag is relatively small but will take care of basic essentials. Inside my bag, I have a small wallet, 1 chapstick, 1 lipstick and 1 pen. This fits easily with some room to spare. But, it's definitely not a bag for those who carry notepads, hand sanitizer, pain reliever, etc.


Due to its small size, it's not very heavy. It's quite comfortable to wear. The opening is wide, and the clasp is easy to open and close quickly. There's not really anything to complain about here.


The quality of the Chanel classic mini is undeniable. The structure is very strong, the quality of the materials is superb, and the craftmanship is top notch. Put this next to almost any other bag, and it will stand out.


My bag is almost as old as me, but doesn't look like a 25 year old bag! With use, both the caviar and lambskin leather increase in shine and lustre. The most major wear shown are flattened quilts and the gold plating has worn off on some of the hardware. But, it's still very beautiful.

Beauty and Versatility

Lauren Conrad wearing Chanel mini classic bag

This bag can be worn with casual or going out outfits. The black mini is particularly versatile. See how Lauren Conrad manages to wear this bag from daytime to night-time? BTW, she's a huge Chanel lover as well! And, if you're a Chanel lover too, you'll definitely want to check out all the Chanel on sale here.

Lauren Conrad of the hills wearing Chanel mini classic bag

The Chanel mini is unconventional in size, but possesses all the most iconic 2.55 features: super structured shape, quilting, back pocket, interwoven leather chain.

And... speaking of mini, take a look at this super duper cute picture we came across:

tiny diy mini dollhouse Chanel handbag

Absolutely adorable and totally fun, right?

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