January 29th, 2021
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I Kept The Best

I may have given away a number of Chanel bags to my daughters and friends over the years, but I kept the ones I love the most. The belt bag is circa 1992 (no joke) and it looks modern worn crossbody. The iconic classic handbag, created by Karl Lagerfeld upon his arrival at Chanel in 1983, is coveted more than ever right now.

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BROCK COLLECTION

In Tillie Virgin Wool-Blend Skirt

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Leather sandals

GUCCI

Horsebit square tortoiseshell-acetate sunglasses

MAISON MARGIELA

Stretch-knit top

SAINT LAURENT

Leather belt

BOTTEGA VENETA

Grain de poudre skirt

MALONE SOULIERS

Gavi crossover-strap leather slides

BROCK COLLECTION

Wool-blend cardigan

SAINT LAURENT

Le Maillon leather sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Suzanne mini leather cross-body bag

SAINT LAURENT

Jota chain-embellished leather sandals

MATTEAU

Broderie-cotton maxi skirt

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  • Love my Chanel bags. Which is the most coveted of the “vintage” circa 1983 bags?

    LisaJanuary 29th, 2021  12:15 PM

     
  • Beautiful,bags! I only wish I had been in the position in my life to have Chanel bags to give away. I have yet to get my first one. Perhaps when I get to Paris again I can purchase one-I -prefer the airport boutique where the VAT is already refunded with purchase. And there are no lines.

    RebeccaJanuary 29th, 2021  12:24 PM

     
  • What beauties. These make my heart flutter. Can you please adopt me as a friend? :)I have been considering a secondhand lambskin classic flap and love to see yours in such excellent condition. Do you find the lambskin to be high maintenance? I’ve heard such good things about the caviar, but it comes at a much higher price point on the secondhand market.

    MichelleJanuary 29th, 2021  12:35 PM

     
  • I prefer lambskin and it’s looks great when worn a bit.

    PrestonJanuary 29th, 2021  12:50 PM

     
  • Before I left work I bought myself a Chanel Caviar, they call it ~ a Wallet on A Chain, but it is not a wallet at all it is the perfect crossbody Chanel purse. Looks like the 5.5, just few inches smaller.
    I think wallet aspect came from the fact that there are card holders inside to replace your wallet. But it holds it all phone, glasses,lipstick. It even has the handy back pocket.

    Looks like new 5 years later and the best purchase ever!

    SusanJanuary 29th, 2021  3:26 PM

     
  • A year ago for my birthday I was asking for the “small” or even WOC. Then life, COVID, etc happened and I stopped looking to the future. Time to wish list again I think Preston. Thanks for the tip between lambskin and caviar, I had the same question.

    SueMJanuary 29th, 2021  9:42 PM

     
  • My preference is the black lambskin. I think it’s the most beautiful, the perfect bag in this category, and it’s only Chanel bag I own.

    PaulaJanuary 30th, 2021  1:40 PM

     
  • Do an article on over purging

    JaJanuary 30th, 2021  4:33 PM

     
  • I have the black 2.55 reissue from 2005 and a clutch. I love a Chanel bag carried underarm like a clutch.

    TracyJanuary 31st, 2021  7:58 AM

     

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