The Boy Chanel Bag made its debut in Spring 2012. Back then, the Boy Bags didn’t look like the ones we’ve fallen in love with today but it became an “instant classic.” They were released in smooth leather and the boy clasp lacked the CC signature logo. There were also mix opinions about the bag, but several seasons later the boy rose to its iconic status and became the house’s third iconic handbag. The Boy Chanel Bag is as famous as the Classic Flap Bag and the classic choice, mostly by using a similar formula to the originals: versatile flap shoulder bag structure + distinctive lock.
The Boy Bag is inspired by the life of Coco Chanel just like the other iconic handbags. As Karl Lagerfeld explained: it was created based on her boyish attitude and ‘she picked this up from Boy Cape, which was the love of her love.’ So the name ‘Boy’ of this bag might be inspired by the name of her lover: ‘Boy Cape’.