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Boy Chanel

Known colloquially as the Chanel Boy bag, this model was introduced by the late Karl Lagerfeld in 2011. “Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses; she had this boyish attitude, in fact, it is the very spirit of Chanel,” said Lagerfeld in 2011. “She got it from [Arthur] ‘Boy’ Capel, the great love of her life, which, incidentally, explains why the new bag is called the Boy Chanel.”

By The Rebag Team, October 26, 2022

How to Style the Boy Chanel

Depending on the size, material, and color, the Boy Chanel bag can take you from the office to a night out. The bag works for weekend brunch, business interviews, or on date night. Wear it with a flirty dress, a black suit, or jeans and a sweater. Scroll through for street style inspo.

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Mini Boy Chanel
The Mini Boy Chanel may be tiny, but it certainly packs a punch. Measuring in at 5.9-inches wide, 3.9-inches high, and 2.3” deep, it can fit your keys, wallet, and phone with ease. This model, like most minis, is also the rarest of the Boy Chanel bags, with a 12-inch handle drop and 22-inch strap drop.

Small Boy Chanel
Next up is the Small Boy Chanel bag. It’s a little  bit larger — but just as cute! — than the Mini Chanel Boy, with a height of 8 inches, 4.7-inches for the width, and a depth of 3.3 inches. With a handle drop of 12 inches and a strap drop of 21 inches, it has quite a range. Stuff it with your keys, wallet, phone, plus a little bit more.

Old Medium Boy Chanel
The Old Medium Chanel Boy bag is the original Boy Chanel medium size at 10-inches wide, 6-inches high, and three-inches wide with a 12-inch handle drop and 20-inch strap drop. Fill it up with a planner, cosmetic bag, keys, wallet, and phone.

New Medium Boy Chanel
The new Medium Chanel Boy bag is slightly larger than the original Medium Boy Chanel bag, measuring at 9.8-inches wide, 5.9-inches high, and a depth of 3.5 inches. It has an 11.5-inch handle drop and an 18-inch strap drop, so it can be worn as a crossbody or shoulder bag. It can hold a small tablet or book, plus your phone, wallet, keys, and lipstick.

Large Boy Chanel
The Large Boy Chanel is the largest of the Boy Chanel bags, at 10.9-inches wide, 6.8-inches high, and 2.9-inches deep. It has a 12-inch handle drop and 21-inch strap drop. The Large Chanel Boy bag can carry a tablet, book, cosmetic bag, wallet, phone, keys, and maybe even a little bit more.

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