Model w mademoiselle lock, classic chain?

helenama

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Aug 13, 2008
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Hi,

I am planning my first Chanel purchase and need some advice from you experts: I want a black reissue or classic double flap medium, the latter probably in Caviar leather. My "problem" is that I really like the Mademoiselle lock of the reissue but prefer the chain with leather pleating on the classic. Now I have seen on eBay a sort of cross between the two, with the overall look of the classic but the reissue lock... :drool:

Is this an authentic model and if so, what is it called? Many thanks in advance!!! :smile:
 

hipnycmom

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Feb 13, 2007
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Hi helenama! I believe the model you are talking about is what we call the "hybrid." I'm not sure Chanel has a proper name for it but you should find several pictures in the reference library.
 

photomj

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The Hybrid flaps do not have leather in the chains. They have the darker ruthenium chains. They looked like caviar leather but were a softer, more distressed leather.

There are "classic" flaps that have been made with chain straps, and then there was a bag made last year (in black and brown) that had somewhat distressed leather, the leather intertwined in the straps and the mademoiselle closure!

The reference library is a good place to study the different bags!
 

luvchnl

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Yes it is an authentic model. Someone here on TPF has one with the mademoiselle lock & classic chain. It was a black lambskin one, not the hybrid one. I never can remember the threads that I see certain things in. Maybe if you try doing a search here on TPF, you can get lucky & find the thread with the picture of it. I wish that I could help you more, but I just can't remember where on TPF it was.
 

photomj

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Ok. Here you go! I did some searching and found some comparison photos for you! The bag you are talking about is the first one. I found the pics in this thread:

http://forum.purseblog.com/chanel-s...ap-w-mademoiselle-lock-like-2-a-136990-2.html

The first photo is courtesy of chloe_concord and it is of the Classic Lambskin Flap with the interwoven leather straps.

For comparison - Second pic is of Celia Hish's Classic Caviar Flap with no leather in the chains.

Third pic is courtesy of vip_style and it is of the Hybrid Reissue...looks like Caviar but is softer and distressed.

So many styles!!! All of them nice! :yahoo:
 

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ypph

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Feb 23, 2008
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i'd love to get this flap if they make it again in the future (probably will anyway!:biggrin:)

hopefully with the same length of chain straps like the jumbo :smile:
 

helenama

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Aug 13, 2008
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Ooh, the black flap in Photomj's last post is just the one! To die for! :drool:Thank you! I'll have to keep an eye on Ebay then if they don't make them anymore... :crybaby:
 

forchanel

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Besides the traditional black lambskin hybrid flaps they sometimes make seasonal bags with the interwoven chain and mademoiselle lock. I have a 07 brown distressed lambskin bag with the mademoiselle lock and the interwoven chain. I borrowed a pic from the reference library to show you
 

babevivtan

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U are sooo helpful...sweet!


Ok. Here you go! I did some searching and found some comparison photos for you! The bag you are talking about is the first one. I found the pics in this thread:

http://forum.purseblog.com/chanel-s...ap-w-mademoiselle-lock-like-2-a-136990-2.html

The first photo is courtesy of chloe_concord and it is of the Classic Lambskin Flap with the interwoven leather straps.

For comparison - Second pic is of Celia Hish's Classic Caviar Flap with no leather in the chains.

Third pic is courtesy of vip_style and it is of the Hybrid Reissue...looks like Caviar but is softer and distressed.

So many styles!!! All of them nice! :yahoo:
 
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i personally think the white hybrid looks the best. the one that rachel bilson has been seen wearing. the red looks good too!