Complete guide: Chanel bag and purses leather types

Chanel Leather Types

Chanel leather is a very strong and durable material that can withstand the everyday wear, use, and tear the average person can put on it. That is why the leather bags are so intriguing and popular. You can choose your new Chanel leather bag in a wide variety of sizes, colors and styles on the market. But what are the differencies? Do you know the difference between Chanel lambskin leather and caviar? And difference between lambskin and calfskin? And what about other leathers? No? And do you want to choose the best leather bag for you that will fulfill your needs and wants? Then continue reading – this is the complete guide!

1) Chanel Lambskin Leather ↓

Chanel lambskin leather

Chanel Lambskin Leather is one of the most popular leathers on the market, it is known for its velvety smoothness. The lambskin leather is tanned with some of the wool still attached to the skin and it brings the advantage of protective. This leather type is most commonly used at Chanel Flap Bag.

Pros:
+ Smooth and silky, the softest leather on the market
+ Insulative and protective

Cons:
– Requires utmost upkeep
– Expensive, but less costly than full grain leather

2) Chanel Caviar Leather ↓

Chanel Caviar Leather

If you are looking for the leather that is beautiful, intriguing and ideal for everyday use, then you should buy the Chanel Caviar leather bag that is a bit bumpy to touch. Chanel Caviar leather is actually made from calfskin (with grains).

Pros:
+ Very strong
+ Doesn’t show scratches or other marks
+ Intriguing to the eye

Cons:
– Fairly heavy
– A bit bumpier and rough

3) Chanel Deerskin Leather ↓

Chanel Deerskin Leather

Chanel deerskin leather looks lovely, it is a pebbled leather, but it isn´t so popular with customers due to its heavy.

Pros:
+ Thicker than the other leathers
+ Flexible

Cons:
– Very heavy

4) Chanel Quilted Calfskin Leather ↓

Chanel Quilted Calfskin Leather

Chanel Calfskin Leather is the leather produced from calf hide and in high quality. It is one of the most regal and sophisticated leathers on the market.

Pros:
+ Incredibly fine grain and smooth texture
+ Quilted design, durability
+ Soft and smooth

Cons:
– Fairly thin

Chanel brings you several more types of Calfskin Leather that supply the most demanding customers too. You can choose following types:

a) Chanel Aged Calfskin Leather ↓
Ragged, classic, unpolished style with a fairly soft, yet durable texture with visible wrinkles.

Chanel Aged Calfskin Leather

b) Chanel Cracked Patent Calfskin Leather ↓
High quality, classic, vintage and resilient leather with the fine grain and soft to touch. It is resilient to scratches.

Chanel crackled calfskin leather

c) Chanel Glazed Calfskin Leather ↓
Silky smooth texture with glazing. It has a shiny, shimmering polished look.

Chanel glazed calfskin leather

d) Chanel Metallic Calfskin Leather ↓
Fabulous, shimmering and eye-catching texture that is easy to clean.

Chanel metallic calfskin leather

5) Chanel Patent Leather ↓

Chanel patent leather

Chanel patent leather is not very populat at the moment, but maybe it is still waiting for its rise. Some colors of this type of leather looks like from late ’50s, so if you are looking for vintage, the patent leather is right choice for you!

Pros:
+ Unique look

Cons:
– Dents and stains easily
– Not so popular

6) Chanel Goatskin Leather ↓

Chanel goatskin leather

While the goatskin is very durable and soft, there is one disadvantage of this leather type. Sides of the handbag keeps its shape, but the top tends to look dented or crushed after few weeks. Take care when not use your goatskin bag and stuff it while storing in closet.

Pros:
+ One of the most durable leather
+ Very stiff and soft

Cons:
– Tends to look dented

7) Chanel Aligator Leather ↓

Chanel aligator leather

Chanel Aligator Leathers looks wonderful on any bag, with plenty of depth for appreciation. Avoid leaving handbags made from aligator leather too long outside at direct heat. Like other exotic skins, event this one could aging very fast on direct sun.

Pros:
+ delicate, yet rugged
+ very durable and won’t show scratches

Cons:
– more expensive
– Aging on sun

8) Chanel Python Leather ↓

Chanel python leather

Luxurious, sophisticated and high class leather that is insanely lightweight and incredibly durable. Wide range of unique color combinations and patterns. Avoid to contact the python leather with water.

Pros:
+ Very durable
+ Scratch resistant
+ Sign of luxury
+ Incredibly lightweight

Cons:
– Water sensitive

Another Chanel Leathers Types

Chanel will supply all customers and that is why it brings lots of leather´s types to the market. In the offer of Chanel you can find following types too:

a) Chanel Jersey “Leather” ↓
A special type of knit material that looks simply amazing, ideal for everyday use. Not a real leather. Most common jersey colors are blue and yellow.

Chanel jersey leather

b) Chanel Leather from Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag ↓
Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag has a different leather, than Classic Flap Bag. The leather looks more worn, which is the main difference.

Chanel leather from reissue flap bag

c) Chanel Metallic Calfskin/Lambskin Leather ↓
Most of the Chanel leather types mentioned above comes also in shiny metallic variant.

Chanel metallic leather

d) Chanel Perforated Calfskin/Lambskin Leather ↓
And as well as the metallic leather type above, there is also perforated variant of most of the Chanel leathers. Most common are calfskin and lambskin.

Chanel perforated leather

In its natural color or dyed, leather will always add a certain degree of quality to any design. Enjoy this elegant material that looks amazing and is extremely durable. Leather bags are always in style and are the mark of a person, who is steady and who values strong foundations. Because of the special nature of leather, it is most important that you know care information. We bring you cleaning information according to Chanel in the next article.

Enjoy the top quality

The luxurious handbag Chanel improves your overall personality. You can enjoy the leather bag in the top quality. It is necessary to buy the original product Chanel, but you have not to buy it somewhere on the market, there is high risk that you may be tricked by fake designer label. You should know the basic information about leather to differ the quality design. Be careful and choose your new leather bag Chanel only by certified dealers.

What Chanel bag leather type would you like? Leave us a comment!

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James Fobs
Founder and co-owner of fobsession.com. A women's fashion lover, especially goes for bags and shoes. James is not a native english speaker, so sorry for any misstakes found in the article.

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