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Is the Chanel Mini Flap Bag Size Practical For Everyday

Is the Chanel Mini Flap Bag Size Practical For Everyday

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Chanel mini flap bag review, comparison and shopping for pre owned Chanel bags.

Chanel mini flap bags are such a super cute size and I’ve had my eye on a few for a while. I wanted a Chanel bag that would work for both day and night to be able to get the most use out of it and to be able to pack less bags for traveling. I’d been looking at pre owned Chanel bags as I prefer some of the older styles and wanted calfskin which I couldn’t find in US stores right now. I narrowed it down to these 2 so here’s my Chanel mini flap bag review and the best places to shop for it.

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Pre owned Chanel flap bags Fashionphile | The Real Real

What size are Chanel mini flap bags

Chanel mini flap bag size on average range from:

  • Height 4.7″-5.3″
  • Base Length 6.6-8″ (6″ fits an iPhone 13 Pro)
  • Width 2-3.1″

Depending on the exact style of the mini flap bag. The 2 I ordered to compare were pretty much identical in size within 1/2″. One was 4.75, the other 5″ in height. One was 2.5″ the other 2″ in width and one was 7.5″ across the base and the other 8″.

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Is the mini Chanel flap bag a good size

The size of a bag is really personal and for me comes down to what I’m going to be using it for. I’ve been looking for a Chanel flap bag that fits my iPhone and is big enough for the day and small enough for the evening.

Having played with the 7.5-8″ mini Chanel flap bag, my final thoughts are that it’d be perfect for evening bag but not the day. It’s super cute but I’m a girl that finds it hard to downsize her bag contents.

However, for the perfect size to work for both day and night, I know I need to size up to the small flap bag (9″ long) or the small Chanel Trendy (9.5-10″).

Where’s best to buy pre owned Chanel bags

My 2 go-to places are The Real Real and Fashionphile. However, I’ve been going away from TRR and using Fashionphile more and more for a lot of reasons. Mianly better condition items and free shipping and returns.

Check out my full Fashionphile and The Real Real reviews if you’re thinking of selling or buying from either store.

If you’re looking for new, there are lots of Chanel boutiques. I prefer to do my designer brand shopping in Europe whenever I can since its duty free which makes everything much cheaper. The prices in Europe tend to be lower as well since many of the luxury brands are from Europe.

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Mini Chanel pearl flap bag comparison

These are the 2 pre owned Chanel mini flap bags I ordered from Fashionphile. I was really torn between both but having actually seen them in person I’ve decided to size up. That way I can use it for both day and night.

Is the mini Chanel flap bag worth it

It depends on what you want to spend on a bag. Everyone has different spending habits and budgets. If I love something and will use it, then it’s worth it to me.

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What size is best in Chanel flap bags for day and night

Having played with the mini and small flap bags and Chanel Trendy bags I personally think the small’s better for day and night. The mini’s fine if you just want an evening bag. The small works for both as it’s big enough for your keys, phone, wallet, sunglasses and makeup essentials. Without being so big it looks out of place with a cocktail dress.

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I’ve been really happy with my Fashionphile purchases for both pre owned bags and shoes. It’s where I found both my Dior heels and Lady Dior bag.

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