For a fun spin on can-you-match-it games found in activity books, we’ve compiled a series of classic bags from some of our favourite fashion houses. Your job: match the descriptions of these well-loved classics with their latest iterations. Scroll all the way down for the right answers and see just how well you fared in this fashion game.
1. The 2.55
The brand’s first signature handbag designed by its founder (its name is a reference to the month and year of its creation), and revolutionary for its time with its geometric turnlock clasp and shoulder strap that allowed women to carry it hands-free.
2. The 19
The youthful, rebellious sister among Chanel’s signature bags with its slouchy shape, exaggerated quilting and CC clasp, curb chain handle, and leather-laced chain shoulder strap.
3. The 11.12
Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved take on the 2.55 distinguished by a CC clasp and rendered in chequerboard-printed silk for the brand’s 2021 Metiers d’Art collection – a reference to the floors of the Chateau de Chenonceau in France where the show was held.
4. The Boy
A nod to Gabrielle Chanel’s polo-playing paramour, which explains its name, androgynous structured shape and oxidised chain strap that lends a devil-may-care edge.
5. The Deauville
The expansive tote that channels the ease and chic of the seaside resort where Mademoiselle Chanel opened her first boutique