Chanel Classic Flap Bag Size Guide

Chanel Classic Flap Bag Size Guide

The Chanel Classic Flap bag is one of the most iconic and coveted luxury handbags in the fashion world. It is a timeless and elegant piece that has become synonymous with the Chanel brand. As Chanel continuously increases its prices, the Classic Flap is considered a great investment piece due to its potential for retaining resale value.

When it comes to purchasing a Chanel Classic Flap, there are three important decisions to make: the material, the color, and the size. With six different sizes available (four main sizes and two mini sizes), choosing the right size could be difficult.

Let's start with the size names - there are four main sizes: Small, Medium, Jumbo, and Maxi. In addition to these, there are two mini sizes: square and rectangular. The mini sizes share pretty much the same features as the Classic Flap but lack the double flap design.

Here are the measurements of the six different sizes, listed from smallest to largest:

Chanel Classic Flap Bag Sizes

Dimensions (cm)

Strap Drop (cm)

Chanel Mini Square Flap Bag

17 x 13.5 x 8 cm

53 cm

Chanel Mini Rectangular Flap Bag

20 x 12 x 6 cm

58 cm

Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag

23 x 14.5 x 6 cm

23 cm (double), 44 cm (single)

Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag

25.5 x 15.5 x 6.5 cm

23 cm (double), 44 cm (single)

Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag

30 x 19.5 x 10 cm

34 cm (double), 64 cm (single)

Chanel Maxi Classic Flap Bag

33 x 23 x 10 cm

27 cm (double), 48 cm (single)


Mini Square

The smallest bag in the Chanel Classic Flap range is the Mini Square Flap. It features a distinctive boxy shape and measures 17cm x 13.5cm x 8cm (6.6” x 5.3” x 3.1”). Despite its small size, it offers enough space to accommodate essentials such as a smartphone, a card holder, keys, a lipstick, and a compact. The shorter strap drop of 53cm makes it an ideal choice for petite individuals who are looking for a crossbody bag.


Mini Rectangular

The Mini Rectangular Flap Bag is the second smallest bag in the Chanel Classic Flap series. It measures 20cm x 12cm x 6cm (7.8” x 4.7” x 2.3”). While both mini bags can hold a similar amount of items, the Mini Rectangular allows for slightly longer objects, thanks to its 3cm longer base. The rectangular shape of this bag shares a resemblance to the larger Chanel Classic Flap bags, but at a more affordable price, making it highly sought after by fashion enthusiasts.


Small Classic Flap

The Small Classic Flap Bag, the smallest size available in the main Classic Flap family, has dimensions of 23cm x 14.5cm x 6cm (9” x 5.7” x 2.3”). As mentioned previously, the main Classic Flaps boast a double flap design, providing an additional layer of security and helping to maintain the bag's structure. It’s worth noting that the Small Classic Flap and Rectangular Mini offer a similar capacity due to the additional flap, which slightly restricts the amount that can be accommodated in the bag. However, the Small Classic Flap stands out with its versatility as it can be worn with either a single or double strap, a feature that is not available in the Mini variations.


Medium Classic Flap

The Medium size, also referred to as M/L, stands as the most popular choice for the Chanel Classic Flap collection. Measuring at 25.5cm x 15.5cm x 6.5cm (9.9” x 6” x 2.5”), the Chanel Medium Classic Flap strikes a balance between not being too large or too small. It accommodates all the essentials found in the Mini bags, along with space for a small toiletry bag and sunglasses. Whether running errands or enjoying a night out, this bag serves as an excellent companion for various occasions.


Jumbo Classic Flap

With dimensions of 30cm x 19.5cm x 10cm (11.7” x 7.6” x 3.9”), the Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap offers a spacious option for your everyday needs. Many individuals find it ideal as a work bag due to its ability to accommodate not only the usual day-to-day essentials but also a 10" tablet, a notebook, a full makeup bag, and even a compact umbrella.


Maxi Classic Flap

If you are someone who frequently travels or simply prefers oversized bags, the Chanel Maxi Classic Flap is the perfect choice for you. Measuring at 33cm x 23cm x 10cm (12.9” x 9” x 3.9”), it stands as the largest handbag within the Chanel Classic Flap range. The Maxi Flap offers ample space to fit almost everything you need. Whether it's a continental wallet, a 12" laptop, or a water bottle, the Maxi Flap has room for it all.

What size should you choose? 

Determining the ideal size of the Chanel Classic Flap Bag for your purchase relies on your individual preferences and lifestyle. People often gravitate towards a preferred size that suits their needs, while others enjoy collecting this bag in different sizes to accommodate various usage requirements. Feel free to explore our current Classic Flap Collection here to find the perfect fit!


Published: August 29, 2023