Kendall Jenner has reminded us of a Chanel treasure that has long been forgotten - the mini 2.55 anklet bag first introduced in 2008.
The model shared a picture of herself wearing it on Instagram Stories, along with then caption, "It only fits joy." The accessory measures a tiny three inches by three and a half inches, enough to store a debit card or perhaps a lipstick, and comes with a braided strap to tie round an ankle or wrist.
The unusual style is still available to buy in gold via resale site The Luxury Closet. Designed as an alternative to the favoured oversized bags of the time, The Week wrote that it was aimed to store a lip gloss and a platinum card - all you need for "life in fast lane".
Chanel’s 2.55 ankle bag shown for spring/summer 2008
Chanel's micro ankle bag fits nicely into the current fashion landscape for two reasons - not only does it nod to the rise of anklets, which are short becoming favourites of influencers, it also forms part of the mini bag trend, a style that has been gaining momentum over the last few seasons. Chloé’s popular Nile bag is only 13cm long; the mini Dionysus by Gucci is just 20cm long and Jacquemus' mini Rond bag measures a tiny 12cm.
Jenner has secured herself a gem indeed.