Chanel casual journey and easy flap bag

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I’ve collected my fair share of Chanel bags over the years, and also have sold off a few after realizing it didn’t fit my lifestyle. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered the easy flap bag and casual journey bag. I wasn’t able to find too much information about these bags because they’re seasonal bags from ~2014.
The easy flap bag is a bit more rectangular shaped and not as tall as the casual journey. Additionally, the easy flap bag has a seam on the back, while the casual journey does not. The easy flap bag has one zipper pull while the casual journey has two.
I LOVE these bags because they have the look and function of the classic flaps, with the added security of a zipper and internal back pocket that you can slide your phone or other things into.
The caviar leather is also a lot more malleable and softer, which makes it a more casual bag. It’s also very lightweight. The best part is they easily go crossbody with a strap drop of 20.5 in. The size is comparable to the m/l classic flap. I’m excited to use these on my future travels.
Does anybody else own either of these bags? I’m so excited I was able to get my hands on these from the preloved market at a great price for a full set.

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These look like very versatile bags! I like the length of the crossbody strap. 20 inches is about what I like for my height. I may have to search for one of them preloved!
 
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carmen56

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I have an Easy Flap in red and I love it! It's my every day bag, I like that it's more lightweight and casual than my Classic Flap, which only comes out on very special occasions.
 
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Thanks for showing these, they look great! I have just recently started my Chanel journey so this is my first encounter of them. The caviar looks a lot softer than the CF and I like the added security of the zipper! Would you say they're similar to the rectangular mini in terms of size and capacity?
 

Shanneo

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Ooh I love these , just curious will they be releasing these designs in boutique ? Or are they currently only available in prelove market ?
 
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Thanks for showing these, they look great! I have just recently started my Chanel journey so this is my first encounter of them. The caviar looks a lot softer than the CF and I like the added security of the zipper! Would you say they're similar to the rectangular mini in terms of size and capacity?
Definitely larger than a mini rectangular! Because the caviar is softer, I would even say it can hold more than the m/l classic flap, despite being similar/slightly smaller :smile:
 
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Ooh I love these , just curious will they be releasing these designs in boutique ? Or are they currently only available in prelove market ?
I would love to know this as well! Seems like a great everyday bag.
I haven't seen these bags in the boutique :sad: I think your best bet will be to look on the preloved market! Would love for these to make a comeback though!
 
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Here are mod shots on a mannequin! The beige is the casual journey, black is the easy flap in the medium size. [The easy flap also comes in a mini and jumbo which is MUCH larger!]

 
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Watchie

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I really want the easy flap - I seldom reach for my jumbo CF as too too heavy but I like the look of it. I recently purchased the CC crown (last week) resale and it's got a similar look and feel to your two. Can't wait to use it post-pandemic - I see myself reaching for it because it looks like the classic flaps but SO lightweight and easy to get in and out of due to the zipper! I think you must love these bags!!
 
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I really want the easy flap - I seldom reach for my jumbo CF as too too heavy but I like the look of it. I recently purchased the CC crown (last week) resale and it's got a similar look and feel to your two. Can't wait to use it post-pandemic - I see myself reaching for it because it looks like the classic flaps but SO lightweight and easy to get in and out of due to the zipper! I think you must love these bags!!
So glad to hear you were able to find a similar bag! :smile: I haven’t heard of the CC crown. I’d love to see photos of your bag!

I hope Chanel reintroduces this style as a seasonal bag in future collections. It really is so functional, and I actually prefer them to my classics
 

Watchie

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So glad to hear you were able to find a similar bag! :smile: I haven’t heard of the CC crown. I’d love to see photos of your bag!

I hope Chanel reintroduces this style as a seasonal bag in future collections. It really is so functional, and I actually prefer them to my classics
I agree with you!! I'm a newbie but will try to post pics of my bag. Literally met someone in a parking lot to buy it LOL and have had it in the closet since!
 

Watchie

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Ok this is me trying my first post with pics here!
I think there is great value to be had on the resale market in these styles EF876A10-FCA2-4A42-AE1E-27C316742F9A.jpeg 91F5D3BE-290A-46A2-A199-799A56B2AB2A.jpeg 21E2EFBF-D351-4034-8828-EE7A2E6155D3.png EF876A10-FCA2-4A42-AE1E-27C316742F9A.jpeg 91F5D3BE-290A-46A2-A199-799A56B2AB2A.jpeg 21E2EFBF-D351-4034-8828-EE7A2E6155D3.png as you can get them at half the price of the classic flaps - and you get a bag they no longer make! I would love the easy flap you have - in that same colour!
 

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