Something New…

September 24, 2011

Fresh off the plane from Paris! Self gifted myself a new Chanel Bag – the Reissue 2.55 Medium in Iridescent Calfskin from the Fall 2011 Collection.

chanel-reissue-2.55-medium-black-iridescent-calfskin-fall-2011Chanel has recently revamped their box and dust bag for their classic styles. Love the new design, especially the dust bag with Coco Chanel Print on it. According to my Chanel SA in Sydney, the new box and the dust bag will only apply to the classic styles and due to arrive in Australia within a few weeks time.



chanel-reissue-2.55-medium-black-iridescent-calfskin-fall-2011-new-dustbag-1My new beloved  Chanel 2.55 Reissue Medium in iridescent calfskin (seasonal finish). The finish is very fall to me, almost like a metallic suede. The Chanel website currently features this bag in dark purple.




I know many of you are interested to know the price of Chanel in France and how much exactly we can save compared to other countries.

The reissue 2.55 medium size in seasonal finishes such as patent, metallic and iridescent calfskin retails for $ 3110 Euro, that is equivalent to $4291.00 AUD.  After VAT return it is Euro 2750, that is equivalent to $3800 AUD.  In Australia this bag retails for $5080.

The reissue 2.55 medium size in its classic finish (the vintage lambskin) retails for $2700 Euro. In Australia it retails for appropriately $4800.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Sabrina September 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Oh my so beautiful! Congratulations on your new baby! A classic beauty that will last forever.


Reika September 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Thanks Sabrina! Agree, Chanel classics will never date, worth the investment 🙂


Tasha September 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm

What a gorgeous purse! One day I will get one too 😉


Dovey September 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm

What a gorgeous dust bag! It’s so modern and artistic =)

(Your purse is of course also enviable in it’s own right!)


Jamilla September 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm

You will have this bag FOREVER! great purchase! You were absolutely right to get this in Europe – much cheaper! The only place that could be cheaper is the Chanel Store in Heathrow Terminal 5, but they may not have had the material you preferred. Good score!


Reika September 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Thank you so much for letting me know Jamilla. That’s just another reason for going to UK besides suqqu!


Julie Fischer September 24, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Gorgeous finish. I love the modern hardware.


ELizabeth September 24, 2011 at 6:29 pm

The dust bag is adorable! And the bag is so so lovely! One day, one day… 🙂


anahita September 25, 2011 at 12:40 am

That’s absolutely beautiful. I just got the same bag at Neiman Marcus and I love how soft it is. I wish I had gotten that same dust bag inseated of the black one which just chanel in white.


Reika September 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Oh..congrats anahita. I soft this material is compared to the caviar finish!


jess September 25, 2011 at 2:52 am
Walls September 25, 2011 at 4:52 am

GORG-EOUS! Thanks for the pretty pictures and for sharing with your readers, Reika.


Petrina September 25, 2011 at 5:32 am

So beautiful! I’m in Paris ATM but did not get into the Chanel store as the queues were horrendous ( at 3 diff stores ytd!) – maybe I will get lucky at the airport ( leaving today 🙁 )


Reika September 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I know..big thanks to my mum who queued up 2 hours for me 🙂 Good luck with finding what you want at the airport petrina!


Petrina September 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Wow your mum is very patient – after queuing up for 40 mins to get into LV ( twice at 2 different stores!) 20 mins into Prada & Miu Miu not to mention queuing up absolutely forever at Prada in Florence before they opened my hb had enough. We took one look at Chanel n I had to wave my bag goodbye 🙁


Reika September 27, 2011 at 11:18 am time you should go shopping with girls! They will queue up with you for hours and hours for the sake of Prada!


Duygu September 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm

pretty just like u 🙂


popblush September 25, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Gorgeous bag!! Jealous!! =P

Wow, its more than $1000 more in Aussie!


M September 25, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Congrats on the fab bag! I’ll be going to Paris myself in 3 weeks time but I won’t be on the hunt for the 2.55 but for Hermes Lindy. Wish me luck!


Reika September 26, 2011 at 12:35 am exciting!! Good luck 🙂


Georgina September 26, 2011 at 1:19 am

its just so chic! the iridescent finish of the leather makes it more youthful and edgy. Plus the updated dust bag is so pretty and iconic. Congratulations on saving a couple thousand aussie $!


Megan September 27, 2011 at 11:23 am

What a beautiful bag, such a classic piece that you can’t ever go wrong with. Very stylish.


Josephine September 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Oh goodness it’s beautiful! Loving the new dust bag. Now I can’t decide what I’m going to get myself for my birthday.


Jess October 3, 2011 at 9:04 pm

The dust Bag is adorable!


Stef October 6, 2011 at 5:09 am

Beautiful! First reissue I’ve seen that makes my heart skip a beat!
Found your blog whilst googling for ombre hair.. How funny.. =)
Love your blog by the way!


Sam September 14, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Stunning bag and leather!! How is the iridescent calfskin holding up? I’d like to get the 2.55 with gold hardware but can’t decide between this leather and the distressed calfskin.


Reika September 16, 2014 at 12:11 am

I think the iridescent leather is more unique looking. It’s been great as it holds its shape really well and more durable and scratch resistant than the lambskin.


Catherine May 15, 2017 at 3:05 am

Hi, sorry this is a very late post, but just found your page following research of Chanel’s iridescent leather. Could I ask:
1)Is the leather is smooth to the touch? (as oppose to porous feeling) .
2)Have you had any problems with the bag causing any piling to your clothing as it rubs against it; In particular items such as cotton T shirts?
3)Has the condition of the bag held well?
thankyou so much in advance for any help


Reika May 15, 2017 at 1:06 pm

1) Yes the leather is smooth to the touch
2) No piling to clothing.
3) The condition is holding really well as it is prone to scratches. You need to make sure it is protected from drink/coffee spill, and other stains, and they can leave marks on the leather.

Hope it helps!


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