Never in a million years did I ever think I would own a Chanel bag let alone the classic flap but here we are and heres my review.
I went to Chanel Bond street in London for the very first time and made a massive decision to add this beauty of a bag to my luxury collection. I had to completely ignore the price whilst purchasing it as the thought of it would have made me run out of the door. A classic Chanel is a great investment piece so I knew I wouldn’t loose money buying this bag.
I looked at the medium|large flap and the jumbo and I felt that you get better value for your money with the jumbo size. The medium|large is actually quite a lot smaller than the jumbo and considering there isn’t much of a price difference I definitely felt the jumbo size was a better buy. Obviously you should go with the bag you love not just the size and thats what I did. I loved the size of a jumbo. It is a big bold statement carrying a large Chanel bag.
Looking at both the Chanel Lambskin and the Caviar I was in a bit of a dilemma. Do I go with head or heart? My favourite leather from Chanel definitely is the lambskin. I have a WOC in lamb and I adore it, it is the ultimate piece of luxury. As much as I love it, I knew full well that it does scratch easily and I have to ‘baby’ it a lot. So, after careful thinking I decided to buy the caviar with gold hardware. It is a big bag with a large surface area so it would be impossible to prevent wear and tear.
I have worn this a lot since purchasing it, from running short errands to weekend shopping trips away in London. I love how spacious this bag is and I can easily fit my vlogging camera in it as well as other essentials i need. I have noticed after a few hours of wearing this bag on my shoulder it does become quite uncomfortable as the weight of the bag does cause some discomfort. It is not horrendous and usually a switch of the shoulder solves the problem. Unfortunately the chain on this bag is too long to wear as a crossbody and the size of the bag does look odd against your body. I am 5ft 7 and its too long for my frame.
The caviar is amazing, it wipes clean really easily and considering I wear this bag a lot it looks brand new just like the day I bought it.
Overall, I absolutely love this bag and would recommend it to any one considering purchasing this bag. It is a lot of money so it is something to really think about and the size of the bag you choose should fit in with your lifestyle. I hope this review helps, If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to ask.