THE SIZE GUIDE
The Size Guide:
Chanel Classic Flap
By The Rebag Team, Jan 7, 2022
Chanel Classic Flap should you get?
Have you been considering a Chanel Classic Flap, but aren’t sure which size Chanel bag to get? With over a handful of sizes of these classic flap bags, also called the 11.12, you’re going to want to make sure to select the right size for your investment. Whether you want a tiny Chanel bag that is ideal for a night out, or a larger one to carry to the office, use the Rebag Size Guide to find the ideal size for your wardrobe needs.
The Chanel Classic Flap Bag Sizes
Mini, Square Chanel Classic Flap Bag
In case you didn’t know, it wasn’t Coco Chanel, but Karl Lagerfeld debuted the first Chanel Classic Flaps — defined by their leather and chain strap, signature interlocking C gold hardware turnlock, diamond quilt stitching, and its flap — in his inaugural season at Chanel in 1983. The Chanel mini square Classic Flap is among the smallest of the Chanel Classic Flap bag sizes. The Chanel mini square bag is nice and compact, and fits everything you need for a night out — keys, lipstick, wallet, and phone. The Chanel mini square bag can be worn as a shoulder or crossbody bag.
Mini, Rectangular Chanel Classic Flap Bag
The smallest bag size of the 11.12’s most traditional shape, the mini, rectangular Chanel Classic Flap handbag is both petite and practical. The mini rectangle Chanel bag can carry makeup, your mobile phone, wallet, keys, and a pack of Altoids and you can still dance the night away with ease. Use this mini rectangle Chanel bag as a shoulder bag or a short crossbody depending on your torso size.
Small Chanel Classic Flap Bag
The next bag size of the 11.12 is small Chanel Classic Flap bag. It’s a little bit bigger than the mini Chanel Classic Flaps, but still compact and easy to carry. Stuff it with everything you need and then some, whether it be a pen and mini notebook, hand sanitizer, or an extra mask just in case. The small Chanel Classic Flap bag can be worn as a shoulder bag, or on smaller torsos, a crossbody, spending on the body frame.
Medium Chanel Classic Flap Bag
In terms of size comparison, the most standard and popular size is the medium Chanel Classic Flap bag. The Chanel medium Classic Flap is not too big, or too small, and can carry everything you need to bring you from day to evening, plus a few little extra items. Style the Chanel medium Classic Flap as a shoulder bag, or a crossbody bag on smaller torsos. In terms of Chanel bags, the Classic Flap medium is perfect for date night. This size is one of Chanel’s most popular bags.
Jumbo Chanel Classic Flap Bag
The second-to-largest of the Chanel Classic Flap bags is the Jumbo 11.12. The Chanel jumbo bag can be worn as a shoulder bag or a short crossbody depending on the torso size. Stuff the Chanel Classic Flap jumbo bag with everything from a small bottle, papers, envelopes, and everything else you’ll need throughout the day. The Chanel Jumbo bag is great when you want a classic and classy oversized bag.
Maxi Chanel Classic Flap
For those of who think bigger is better, and if oversized bags are more your thing, there’s the maxi Chanel Classic Flap bag. The Classic Flap maxi is the largest of the Chanel Flap bags, and can carry everything you need, whether it’s snacks for the kids, party favors, or a makeup bag. Use it primarily as a shoulder bag, but it also works as a short crossbody.
Chanel Classic Flap Handbag Size Comparison
Check out the size comparison images below to see and compare each size of the Chanel Classic Flap bag on Caitlyn, who is 5’9” tall, to get an idea of how the variations of the mini square and rectangle, small, medium, Chanel jumbo bag, and maxi Chanel Classic Flap bags compare to figure out which Chanel handbag is right for you.
Our model Caitlyn is 5’9” tall.