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Chanel Lambskin Throughout the Years

By Bebefuzz

People ask us all the time about how well lambskin leather ages throughout the years. Being an avid Chanel fan and a founder of Lollipuff, I've had the fortune of handling many beautiful Chanel bags. To answer our lovely user's question, we'll show you one of our oldest Chanel bags!

Can you tell which Chanel bag is older?

Chanel black lambskin bags

Chanel black lambskin bags

Maybe, if we take a peek inside the bag, we'll know which one is older. :)

Chanel black lambskin vintage classic bag

burgundy inside of lambskin Chanel bag

If you're really familiar with Chanel, you'll know that the bag on the left is the older bag. The CC embroidery gives away that this bag was produced prior to 1986, when they started serial stickers for Chanel bags. The bag on the right was produced after Chanel started adding serial stickers to their handbags.

The bag on the left was made in the early 1980's, while the bag on the right was made more than 10 years later. Amazing, right?

Black lambskin ages majestically. Have you noticed that pre-owned black Chanel sometimes have this magical sheen to it? It makes the leather look like a mix between satin and leather, and the effect is ridiculously luxurious. That magical sheen is actually developed over use. The more you use a black caviar or lambskin bag, the more it will shine! Wonderful reason why Chanel should be used rather than kept in storage!

beautiful 255 double flap classic handbag in black lambskin gold hardware

I'm sure some of you are wondering if there are any differences to note between these bags. One of the amazing things about Chanel is just how consistent the quality is! The leather on both is soft, smooth and regal looking. I must note that there is one notable difference. While the structure of the newer Chanel is strong, the very old piece from the early 80's is really rigid. Aside from this, there is really no difference.

Please note that the quilting on black lambskin will flatten over the years. If proper storage is practiced, the puffiness will prolong longer.

Enjoyed this post? We hope so! :) If so, you can also check out our popular post on Chanel lambskin vs. caviar leather post.

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