The Chanel 19 flap bag has exploded in popularity since its release. It was one of the last handbags designed by Karl Lagerfeld and is named after the year it was released, 2019. This style is known for its woven chain CC logo, mixed hardware chain, wide quilting, and the soft and puffy structure. Since this bag has become so popular, there has been multiple sizes released and different variations within the 19 line. The most common is the flap bag which comes in three sizes: Maxi, Large, and small. Different websites call them different variations of these names. Sometimes the small is also called the medium or classic size. This Chanel 19 size comparison will be showing the difference between these three main sizes. For reference I am 5ft 6 inches and wear size 0.
The maxi size is the largest of the three. It definingly is quite large, especially on my thin frame. It measures about 9.8 x 14 X 4.3 inches. In the photo I compare the three ways of wearing this bag. Crossbody is the least comfortable and feels quite restrictive. The strap drop is the shortest, at 14 inches, from the three sizes and this makes it not ideal for crossbody use. However I do like it on the shoulder and crook of the arm. Because of the large size and soft structure, if this bag is not full it will tend to look a bit flattened and shapeless. It has a more casual feel and would be best suited for travel or for someone with a larger frame. Personally I don’t even carry that much stuff in the day to day to keep this bag full but it can fit many thing including a water bottle, umbrella, iPad and more. The bag in this photo is in the color light beige.
The large flap is the middle of the three sizes. It’s a good bag for someone who wants to carry a little more than the small size but still wants an everyday sized bag. I also feel this bag would be excellent on someone with a larger frame since the smaller size may be too small for them. This size measures approximately 7.8 X 11.7 X 3.9 inches. The strap drop is quite a bit more generous coming in at around 18 inches. As seen in the photo it sits in a much better position on me when worn crossbody. The large size also has a slightly longer top handle chain than the small size. The top handle is about an inch smaller than the maxi but an inch larger than the small. This bag is in a medium grey color.
The small or classic size flap size is the smallest of the three. It measures approximately 6.2 X 10.1 X 3.5 inches. This size has the longest strap length at around 18 inches while having the shortest top handle chain drop. Because of the smaller size, this size tends to hold its shape a bit better. Of course it still depends on how you maintain your handbag. This size works perfectly on me either way I want to wear it and I feel it is also a perfect size for daily use. One thing to note is that if you love to wear your bag on the crook of the arm, this size has the most hanging out. You can definitely tuck the chain into the bag which I often see people do but I wanted to show the difference here. The bag shown here is in the color white.
The Chanel 19 bag is probably not going anywhere soon because every season there are so many new colors and variations of fabrics being releases. I hope this Chanel 19 size comparison is helpful to someone who is researching into making this large purchase. Whichever size you prefer, I feel they all are beautiful and work well depending on a persons needs. If you’re shopping for one of these beautify bags Fashionphile has a wide selection available. Let me know if you have any questions below and I’d be happy to try and answer them.