what purpose do these two pockets have in the flaps?


Vintage since '08
Mar 23, 2008
I was wondering.. what do you use for these two small pockets that are in the chanel flap:

First one is in the flap. If you open the flap you can see this wide zipper, and there's not really room for anything.. maybe store a bus ticket or few coins..? but then the coins could fall easily since the pocket space it situated above and not below the zipper.
What on earth did they put that there?? can't figure out what to use it for :biggrin:

The second one is the small pocket in the middle of the two larger ones inside the flap. I saw someone put there a lipstick, but.. was this Coco's design that she meant to give us a small space so we could find the lipstick faster and easily?

What do you use these strange little pockets for? :nuts:
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May 4, 2008
Yes, I have heard before that the little one in the middle is for lipstick. The other zippered one, I don't know .. wasn't there a story about it was for love notes??????


Gobby See, Gobby Do!
Jun 3, 2008
On Gobby's Paw
^^Yeah, Chanel used the "secret" compartment for notes from her lovers. Quite romantic but maybe not practical if you don't have any love notes.