I wish with every fiber of my being that more online stores stocked vintage luxury bags. There’s something that I find so alluring about vintage – much of it, particularly those items made by luxury houses, has the feel of true exclusivity that even most high-end bags are missing these days.

Most of us know that almost everything we buy is made in factories, not by a talented artisan that cares about his work, and that makes luxury goods a bit less fun. With vintage, at least we can pretend that it was made by a guy named Francois in a picturesque workshop, diligently sewing bags while wearing a beret and smoking a hand-rolled cigarette. Or at least that’s what happens in my head. Perhaps Francois had a hand in the lovely Chanel Vintage Speedy Bag? I bet no one can prove to me that he didn’t – it’s vintage, after all.

This is not your average vintage Chanel bag – classic flaps are fairly easy to find at high-end vintage shops and, if you have nerves of steel, on eBay, but styles that were only made for a short period of time and don’t have the “iconic” status of a flap bag are what really intrigue me. I particularly like the large metal pieces on the ends and that this bag uses a specially woven leather to mimic the brand’s trademark quilts – the details go a long way in a vintage piece. I don’t know if I’d pay the premium for it, but if you want a Chanel bag that you’ll probably never see on anyone else, something like this is right up your alley. Buy through ShopBop for $4180.

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  • vintageheirloom

    gosh I heart this bag – why don’t I have it?

  • Amy Beth

    Love it! Just beautiful.

  • Anna

    meh…to each their own, and i LOVE chanel, but this bag bores me…

  • Charlene

    lovely.=) (fb)

  • kellyx

    sold out :(

  • Shelly

    I dont really like this style, I’d rather the louis

  • Chris

    Very classy, but still somewhat edgy. I really like it.

  • Terrie

    It is okay. Not blowing my socks off.

  • annabelle

    i like it!!! hahaha (fb)

  • SuzyZ

    Chanel/Chanel has always been more fabulous than Lagerfeld/Chanel could ever be.

  • sofia nolan

    oh wow, this is a premiere :)

  • gacats

    I adore vintage Chanel, don’t even give the newer stuff a second look. (fb)

  • Felicia

    How gorgeous! It’s edgy :) I love it

  • hect

    not loving it to tell the truth

  • michele

    Nice bag, but high price!!

  • Irma Tso

    I love this bag, the hardware really compliments the bag..

  • Mochababe73

    I have to bags on my dream wish list: Hermes Birkin and Chanel 2.55. As much as I love Chanel, I don’t like this one.

  • Sonya

    This bag is wonderful!!! It’s truly a must have item!!

  • natty

    just fb love it

  • anna

    i like it very classic…………..

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    it is fit for causal and work,doesn’t for other place. http://www.mbt-footwears.com

  • cecil

    wow i love it this bag

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  • Gucci

    just fb love it

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    L O V E I T ! (IPAD)

  • Shimaski Bauer

    Love it!

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