Lionel, the handbag liner
- Regular price
- $78.00 USD
- Regular price
- Sale price
- $78.00 USD
- Unit price
Lionel is our long awaited handbag liner! Lionel was created out of dissatisfaction with all the felt inserts for all Chanel handbags so readily available on the market.
We love Lionel because its:
- Design: designed to work with (and not against) the folds of your flap bags
- Material: made of 100% high quality nylon to make it water resistant
- Color: with a wide variety of colors to ensure a good match with your handbag
- Structure: made with a hard or soft shell to cater to your handbag's needs
- Care: handwash-friendly with some gentle detergent
Dark wine red in a similar shade to the classic burgundy lining
Jet black to match any bags with a black lining
Darker shade of beige mixed with milk tea, suitable for any "milk tea" or "latte" colored bags
Warm taupe colored mixed with grey and a hint of khaki
Dark brown color with a hint of plum
Warm pumpkin mixed with caramel color, suitable for minis from the 21p collection
|Light Beige (Pink)||
Very light beige (with a pinkish undertone)
|Beige Clair (Yellow)||
Very light beige (with a yellowish undertone)
Sizes correspond with the sizes for Fluffy and Ferdie!
|Size||Lionel Width||Suggested Style|
Small Classic Flaps, Small Dianas, Small Full Flaps, Seasonal vintage crossbody Styles, Small Camera Bags, Medium Boy Bags
Medium Classic Flaps, Medium Dianas, Medium Full Flaps, Medium Camera Bags, Chanel 19 Small, Reissue 226 (Lionel will fit loosely in Reissues)
Rectangular Minis (vintage or newer design)
|Single Flap Jumbos (single only) (vintage or newer designs), Chanel 19, reissue 227 (Lionel will be loosely in Reissues). If want a double flap jumbo, Lionel will only fit if it is a vintage model.|
|B1||17-19||Square Minis (Vintage or newer design)|
|B2||20||Square Minis 20cm (Vintage-specific only)|
*Note: Lionels may affect capacity in soft bags like Chanel 19 or reissues due to its design as Lionel will restrict the bag's ability to stretch.
*Note: for camera bag models, we recommend using only soft Lionels as otherwise it will be difficult to slot Lionel past the zippers of camera bags.
Q: Lionel: Hard or Soft?
A: Inspired by our experience with vintage handbags, we designed Lionel to have both a hard and a soft shell option. As vintage handbag experts, we often see a lot of excellent condition handbags that lack front and back panel support, resulting in a "soggy bottom" and we originally designed Lionel to help save handbags from this problem! If you are buying Lionel for your "boutique fresh" or even pre-loved handbags, then you may not see this problem!
The general guiding principle when deciding between hard or soft shell Lionel is the age of your bag. Vintage bags tend to require more front and back panel support, so hard shell Lionel is usually better. New styles or boutique fresh bags are generally in better condition so we would suggest a soft shell Lionel. If you want more capacity in your bag, get a soft Lionel as it has more "give". However, you are in the best position to decide whether your bag needs more or less support so trust your instinct!
Q: Fluffy: do I still need it?
Think physics! Yes, generally, we would still recommend buying a Fluffy to use with Lionel. Lionel is ultimately here to provide structural support but it still has a big empty space. Even with hardshell Lionel, it won't be enough push out the structure of the bag permanently. Depending on the condition of your handbag, you can use them both at the same time or switch them out during use however we personally switch them out when using our handbag!
Q: Which Lionel does G-daughter use for her collection?
Select bags listed below!
|19b small beige caviar flap||A1 Milk Tea Soft Lionel|
|21A dark grey caviar small flap||A1 Taupe Soft Lionel|
|21P caramel mini lambskin rectangle||A3 Pumpkin Caramel Soft Lionel|
|17C Cuba Collection black caviar mini rectangle||A3 Black Soft Lionel|
|Milk Tea Caviar medium Diana (Earnest)||A2 Milk Tea Hard Lionel|
Dark Brown Caviar Small Diana (Bruno)
|A1 Dark Brown Hard Lionel|
Dark Beige Caviar Small Diana (Sheryl)
|A1 Beige Clair Soft Lionel (Sheryl has great structure so I opted for soft here for more capacity)|
Ivory Beige Caviar Small Diana (Shelley)
A1 Light Beige Soft Lionel (same as Sheryl!)
Q: Do you do custom sizes?
Unfortunately, we do not do any custom sizes. Unlike felt liners, our choice of fabric does not allow us to do custom sizes.