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mary s
mary s
11 years ago

gotta say i have never understood chanel…. its quilted leather…. umm, yes, and??? but there is never a good “and”?? at those prices the answer should be “it’s quilted leather and its completely hand made and hand quilted by one french maiden. the last stitch is finished on the night of her deflowering, and she kills the cow and tans the leather herself…” otherwise there is no reason for it, other than show off, i say use that money for Hermes or the cheaper LV bags.

Pookie F.
Pookie F.
11 years ago
Reply to  mary s

LOL – great comment! and??…too funny. 🙂 I agree with you 100%

Pookie F.
Pookie F.
11 years ago
Reply to  Pookie F.

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Janinevs
Janinevs
11 years ago

And no 2 is exactly why I can’t bring myself to buy one, I see that bag and I think trashy Hollywood. Which is a shame as they are beautifull, I always fondle them when I’m in a Chanel store.

Karolynka
Karolynka
11 years ago

I completely agree with you Amanda!! I dream of owning a large flap bag in tan or neutral…drooling 🙂 that day, i won’t be walking.. I’ll fly with my CC.. lets just hope i won’t be too old before i can afford one..

MAC
MAC
11 years ago
Reply to  Karolynka

Im with ya – am a total Chanel addict but prices are getting insane – I posted this on my blog today to try to help my fellow CC lovers, discounts are not ridiculous but they are worth checking out:
http://shhhstore.blogspot.com/2010/09/lots-of-good-stuff-incl-chanel-bags-at.html

Diane
Diane
11 years ago

Amanda,

I love when you write these type of blogs! I get my husband to read them and then it is you who has talked him into the thought that I need this bag for my collection. Happy Spring!

Shelly
Shelly
11 years ago
Reply to  Diane

Hahaha I do the exact same thing, I just sent this article to my boyfriend 🙂

Mochababe73
Mochababe73
11 years ago

Well, a teacher’s salary just doesn’t afford one to buy a Chanel. I have wanted one since I was a teenager, but I have just resigned myself to the fact that I won’t own one anytime soon. I haven’t had a credit card in 14 years, and I have no intention on putting myself in debt to purchase a handbag.
It doesn’t mean that I have stopped my search to find an affordable one at a resale shop or estate sale.

lightdays
lightdays
11 years ago
Reply to  Mochababe73

Not necessarily true. Many people including myself either have no jobs or regular lower paying jobs and still bought a Chanel bag without being in debt. You just have to save up and put an amount of money aside each month. Save, save, save and you’ll have the bag.

baglover
baglover
7 years ago
Reply to  lightdays

The problem with saving for a
chanel is that the price keeps increasing and when you can finally afford to buy the
price it is today, it has increased by so much that you have to save up again.
It’s a never ending cycle of saving. I reckon you bought it on your credit
card and paid it off in years!

baglover
baglover
7 years ago
Reply to  lightdays

would you rather have food to eat or a chanel bag. People with no jobs should be buying what they need not what they want.

S
S
7 years ago
Reply to  lightdays

RIGHT, and what do you wear with your Chanel bag, when you are jobless?!! Your focus is just in the wrong direction.

Yani
Yani
7 years ago
Reply to  lightdays

I agree, you just have to save $4 a day for 3 years than you can buy a chanel bag.

NAR
NAR
7 years ago
Reply to  Yani

When saving, it’s probably important to take into consideration the price increases that happen.

Ester
Ester
7 years ago
Reply to  NAR

I am a 22 year old university student. I am a year from being a elementary school teacher! I have always loved designer bags and have been collecting since I was 17. I come from a well off family and am very fortunate to have my parents pay for my schooling, car, insurance etc. But I work as well, from a young age my parents have installed the importance of saving in me. I have been working since 16, everything from Mcdonalds, clothing stores etc. I have a fairly good job now that pays well – for a student at least. I just bought my first Chanel Bag couple months ago, the Chanel 2.55 Jumbo! I promised myself I would treat myself when I complete my degree! I did not go in debt from purchasing a high end luxury item and I still have alot in the bank. If you love something you will find away to get it, saving money can do wonders for you! Anyone can own a designer bag – teacher or not. Saving is extremely important, and i’d much rather use my money on a Chanel Bag over going out each weekend and partying any day! Can’t wait to get more bags once I start teaching and I get my Masters in Education as well!

S
S
7 years ago
Reply to  Ester

Of course you think anyone can buy a Chanel when they don’t have any responsibilities. Most people who are in your position who pay their own college, car, insurance among other things would never have the $ to do this. Maybe when they are 40, and if they never have children.

Ashley
Ashley
6 years ago
Reply to  S

What’s wrong with that? Her parents pay for basic needs, and she pays for luxury items. I’m in college too, and I don’t know a single kid who has to fend for themselves. The times have changed.

Fedup
Fedup
6 years ago
Reply to  Ashley

Oh Ashley, clearly you don’t know how hard it is when others are not as fortunate to have parents that aren’t selfish. My best friends and husband’s friends (including us) had to work extremely hard to earn money in order to pay for our own lunches, transportation or basic necessities because it was our way of life. Not sure if you really know the struggles of immigrant families.

Aimee
Aimee
11 years ago
Reply to  lightdays

agree with on that one ..no need to be rich to own that kind of bag.. Im not rich but I have one..if you want one save up!!!:))

mochababe73
mochababe73
11 years ago
Reply to  Mochababe73

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Dulce
Dulce
11 years ago

I have the marc jacobs quilted and it just isnt the same, I thought it would satisfy the craving I had for a classic flap but it did not, however, it made me spend a lot more money because the next month… I bought a classic flap bag! 🙂 I love it! Thanks Marc Jacobs!

eorchid
eorchid
11 years ago

My immediate reaction to the title of the article, “you don’t have to tell ME that!”, because I’ve been dying for a flap (actually, a reissue flap) for a while now. Love this article, especially reason #1. Too bad I’m a grad student and will have to save my pennies for a while to get one!

ad
ad
11 years ago

ohhh.. they’re beautiful aren’t they? but i very much prefer the lambskin ones. they look far more luxurious than the caviar

CarolineLondon
CarolineLondon
11 years ago

I’ve wanted one of these for years and still do.
I daren’t go into a Chanel store or concession because I know I’d come out with one, and I can’t really afford it. I mean, it’s two grand on a HANDBAG! I have yet to break the 4-figure barrier. Some day though, some day *soon* at this rate!

Dania
Dania
11 years ago

I want one so bad, I brought the half-moon woc to help me get through until I can afford the classic flap. I’m still not sure what size I will get when I do save enough to get it….

Tracy
Tracy
11 years ago

Better than Zoloft and a Martini as a mood stabilizer! Dressed up or down, timeless elegance.

Kelly
Kelly
11 years ago

…sending this to my boyfriend who thinks I’m crazy. He just simply thinks the prices are absurd – he doesn’t get the rational behind owning a classic, timeless piece.

rhea
rhea
11 years ago

I agree they look very classic and I love the design, but they have become a way (at least in my group) for these girls to make a point to show off their status, hence I’m so over them. I don’t feel the need to show off how much I have (or don’t have). I don’t mind different ones, non-quilted, different chain etc but I find no individuality in being like everyone else. I picked up a non-classic gold one last week with great workmanship, can’t argue that they make them flawless. I also agree that classics are probably much better investment in terms of re-sell value, but I just refuse to carry one just because everyone else in my group has one. Not to put anyone off, they are gorgeous and make you feel great 🙂

debbie
debbie
11 years ago

Love this purse! I got my daughter one when she turned 18 and she was hooked. It is now a birthday tradition:) But you are this is a great investment– the price did go up 6 months after I bought it. Better return than my 401K!!

Kate
Kate
11 years ago

I’ve been wanting to purchase one for years so I opted for Louis Vuitton, they have online store. I’m finally convinced on getting one! There are no stores in our area that carries Chanel purses. Is there a legitimite sites that sells authentic ones? I know Nordstrom and Bloomingdales sells it on their stores but not online any suggestion where I can get them online.

lightdays
lightdays
11 years ago
Reply to  Kate

You can order them via phone from the Chanel stores. Just locate any store here at: chanel.com. Call them up and ask if you can order which most likely you can order over the phone. Then they’ll ship it to you.

NANCYH
NANCYH
11 years ago

that is so true
i dream about having one since…mmm i was 3 probably!!
bags are probably my favourite thing in the world
but as a 15years old my lovely mum thinks it stupid spend so much money in bags
(theory that she apply just with me because too young and she happly skip with her bags)
-.-”
steel keep dreaming 🙁

Kristen
Kristen
11 years ago

I have LV and Fendi, which I love, but I’m currently saving for a Chanel flap – I’ve been wanting one for awhile now, and I always end up buying slightly less expensive bags. No more!! I’m just going to wait a smidge and get this lovely lovely thing 🙂

lightdays
lightdays
11 years ago
Reply to  Kristen

I was like you. Into LV, Fendi, and Chanel. Now I’m all about Chanel and LV.

19yearslater
19yearslater
11 years ago

I love the way younger celebs wear classic flaps with boyfriend jeans, it’s a look that strangely works. Chanel’s not in the cards for me just yet but someday I want a red flap bag. These five reasons why posts are great.

carly
carly
11 years ago

with $2,000 there are SO many better things you could do… like donate it to a good charity?

Bailey
Bailey
9 years ago
Reply to  carly

Carly, most of the money you donate to charity goes to the ceo, workers, etc. While a bag is like carrying a piece of artwork, and holds up for a VERY, VERY long time. I agree on the fact that yes, you can buy many other things with that 2,000, like get out of debt (If you are in it,) savings, or you could get roughly three louisvuitton bags (depends on the bag, price, etc..)

papertiger
papertiger
11 years ago

totally agree with #3 :yes:

Sim
Sim
11 years ago

Is the caviar better than the lambskin? I always thought that the lambskin looks better, more chic… But maybe it’s less durable?

Scottsdale Kim
Scottsdale Kim
7 years ago
Reply to  Sim

I agree completely. I have three bags in lambskin and the dye wears off of the corners no matter how careful you are with the bag.

Cavier is beautiful and far less stressful. i do have one exception, my Cerf tote has been at Chanel for months in repair because the dye rubbed off of numerous corners and it is less than a year old.

lightdays
lightdays
11 years ago
Reply to  Sim

Yes!!! Caviar is always more durable than the lambskin. In fact, caviar is more popular than lambskin jumbos. Everyone wants caviar. If you look around on tPF, more women bought the caviar flaps than the lambskin ones.

justa9url
justa9url
11 years ago

This post kills me because I already know…maybe I should show this to my boyfriend who obviously disagrees with me about bags. *sighs One day I’ll be a proud owner of a Chanel Flap Bag, the one with the original turnlock and not the CC even though the CC is more recognizable…something about being the original turnlock attracts me more.

gpc
gpc
11 years ago

At 43 years old and it being my first Chanel purchase, it took me over a year to find the perfect one. At first I shyed away from the classic flap, but believe it or not, my final decision was a Maxi flap in the metallic grey. This color is unbelievable. I dress it up and down. I will own this forever and it will never go out of style. To make it even more special, it was my 20 year wedding anniversary gift from my husband.

Stacy
Stacy
11 years ago

I will have to remain in the third group. Just not a CC fan.

Pookie F. - (Stacy)
Pookie F. - (Stacy)
11 years ago
Reply to  Stacy

(fb) – needed to add

Jacqueline Suzanne
Jacqueline Suzanne
11 years ago

I love Chanel bags and own them…but I am not a fan of the Flap.

Grace
Grace
11 years ago

The classic flap is my one and only designer bag. It was a very special gift from my husband once he started working again after being laid off. It will always be special to me because of the thought and time my husband put in in finding the perfect bag for me.

I have the black caviar leather, any suggestions as to how to clean it? The ladies at the CHANEL store weren’t very helpful. Thanks!

Glo
Glo
11 years ago

You are so right!
I hope one day to have one, my mom got me a $1000 gift card to Saks, so all I need to do is work on the rest of the money. One day I will own the bag…it’s like a key element to any fashionista’s wardrobe.

dohamallrat
dohamallrat
11 years ago

iwish there are Chanel bags for Men…………wish.

Celeste
Celeste
11 years ago

I want the pink one sooooooo bad…some day it will be mine 🙂

Vivre²
Vivre²
11 years ago

Ok, i know, 2000$ is a lot, but I keep telling myself that it’s worth it, it’s a piece of art, I’ll never have to buy another bag when I have a 2.55 (ok, I will never have to buy a bag that expensive…)
I really can’t afford one right now, but some day, I will.
And just in case, I’ll send this article to my BF =)

Sofia Nolan
Sofia Nolan
11 years ago

I have one too, very practic and easy to use. It`s not authentic though, but it`s more than I`d ever wish for 🙂

Danielle Szikszai
Danielle Szikszai
11 years ago

A chanel bag is passport to another era – timeless and elegant.

covertanjou
covertanjou
11 years ago

I was planning on asking my husband to get me the classic black in lambskin for our 25th anniversary. I have wanted one of these bags forever. Now, I just have to wait till November!

Lulu
Lulu
11 years ago

Omg and here I thought I literally just convinced myself that I’m just gonna take this bag out of my head, until maybe I get married. Even though I can afford it to be honest, but of course I have some priorities here and there. Then I see this topic..and I’m like *SOB* now I want it all over again!

Idealist
Idealist
11 years ago

Great post! If any bag can be rationalized its definitely this one! Unfortunately @ $2000 minimum I still can’t afford it right @ this very moment, but that doesn’t mean I never will!

An4
An4
11 years ago

I always thought this was a granny-bag and all those who were “inspired” by it ruined it for me because you can see versions of the flap in pvc and other man made materials in every store, BUT then I saw a blue metallic flap and fell in love… so I’ll def. have it some day.

husband
husband
11 years ago

How do I get this blog taken down permanently due to crimes against husbands around the world??? My wife has forwarded this to all her friends, and now I’m getting all the heat from all the husbands!!!

Admin
11 years ago
Reply to  husband

The outcome is inevitable. She will get what she desires. Resistance is futile.

Alyson
Alyson
11 years ago

Proud owner of a classic Maxi flap which I bought second-hand.
It’s good for the environment and the wallet!

gacats
gacats
11 years ago

I finally bought a lambskin flap with gold hardware 2 years ago. It is classic, elegant and I deserve it. (fb)

Platinumdoll
7 years ago
Reply to  gacats

Hi gacats…I purchased one in the late 90’s…it’s still beautiful. Enjoy your Chanel!

hlm89434
hlm89434
11 years ago

A must have!!! (FB)

Sheryl
Sheryl
11 years ago

This timeless piece will be in my possession one day. It will represent my hard work and success! Oh how I love thee <3 (fb)

Effie
Effie
11 years ago

Because Chanel is timeless and beautiful, AND because every woman deserves a little luxury. The Chanel legacy has been around for so many years and it makes me feel good to be a part of it. (fb)

Pamela
Pamela
11 years ago

I really want one! I have a piggy bank just for that! (fb)

sarah lindborg
sarah lindborg
11 years ago

so timeless and classy..this purse will never go out of style and the quality looks unbelivable…..this purse reminds me of something Grace Kelly or Jackie O would have…facebook

Cristina
Cristina
11 years ago

gorgeous and classic!! hopefully one day! 🙂 (fb)

Katy
Katy
11 years ago

Wow, this one I would love to have fb

Diane Stokes
Diane Stokes
11 years ago

I would love to own this purse! (fb)

Lizzie
Lizzie
11 years ago

I love this! One day I will own a Chanel bag… they are just classics and will never go out of style
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Kim
Kim
11 years ago

These bags are so gorgeous and timeless! I can’t imagine a time or place where carrying one of these wouldn’t make you look and feel immediately classy and pulled together. Now, if I could only finish up school and land an amazing job, I’d be all set to make one of these beauties mine, ha ha =) (fb)

Jenna
Jenna
11 years ago

I die for this bag. Someday… (fb)

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