Chanel East West travel line flap bag

Chanel Travel Line flap bag 1

Chanel Travel Line flap bag
Photo © Cheryl Marie Cordeiro for CMC, 2009

Chanel Travel Line bags first appeared in 2002, a range of bags that are made in lightweight material for the purposes of light travel.

Chanel Travel Line flap bag 1

Square quilting covers both front and back of the bag.

This East West travel line version with a flap and twistlock closure measures 10″ L x 4″ H x 1.5″ W, so this is not a very large bag though it can hold your daily essentials such as wallet, phone and perhaps even a slim foldable umbrella.

Chanel travel line flap bag 3

Chanel bags come with their ID numbers on a sticker on the inside of the bag and on an accompanying card.

ID number in Chanel east west travel line bag

One way to tell an authentic Chanel from a fake is to try to remove the ID sticker on the inside of the bag. An authentic sticker generally resists being removed in one piece, and will come away in parts in the process of removing. Fake stickers generally come away easily in one piece. In this bag, the ID sticker was dislocated in the process of use.

The colour of the woven fabric is a delicate mocha or sandy beige and this is reflected in a similarly toned leather linining on the inside of the flap of the bag.

Chanel logo on the inside of the bag

Chanel embossed logo found on the inside of the bag.

Chanel east west travel line, inside

Silk interior with three pockets.

The main compartment of the bag is lined in mocha coloured silk and has three small pockets, which I’ve found useful for stashing keys, a lip moisturizer, any cards that I carry etc.

The lock, Chanel East West travel line

The lock, Chanel East West travel line.

This bag has silvertone hardware on the lock and silvertone chains woven through the handles of the bag.

Chanel east west travel line flap, lock logo

The underside of the lock on the flap uses flat head screws.

Silverchain woven with fabric, Chanel East West travel line

Silver chain woven with fabric in the handles of the bag.

Chanel East West travel line, front 4

Overall, a small, neat bag that you can carry that will contain all your girlie essentials for a short swing about town. The size and the slight sheen in the woven fabric makes it a believable evening bag as well. For those who like to surprise with a bag in a bag, then this will fit perfectly into a larger shopper or tote.

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