I think I got it. The 2.55 Classic Flap is the original that was made in 1955 as in the ones in the thread I linked.may3545 said:The classic flap bag has the interlocking CC logo at the clasp and has a leather/chain strap.
The 2.55 reissue is the original bag made in Feb 1955, has a flatter quilting with distressed leather with a chain strap. The clasp is just rectangular, no CC.
This is the most super duper basic hahaha.. I think I am right.... eeps. I have the classic flap in black caviar and silver hardware.. I LOVE IT TO DEATH! But all this talk about the reissue makes me wanna blow over $2000 on the reissue!
Yes that's what I have learned. Also the dimensions of the 2.55 vs. classic are different. There is great info and pics in the ref library - that is mainly how I got up to speed . . .I'm no expert, but I do know that the classic flap has the double c lock closure, while the re-issue has the rectangular closure (no c's). Also, the chain is different.
That's all I know, hope it helped. Check the reference library - there are tons of examples (pics) of both there.
Exactly, both the reissue and the classic flap are "2.55" in addition to other flap bags. It's very confusing. But we've come to just call them the "classic flap" and the "reissue" and that keeps it pretty straight for most of us.2.55 is the category of bags generally that have a flap and chain strap. Coco Chanel introduced the bags in Feb 1955 so that is where that name came from.
Both the classic flap and the re-issue (which is supposed to look like the original design) are considered 2.55 bags. However, it gets confusing because some people also refer to the reissue as the 2.55.
I hope that helps...or did I confuse you more?