Monday, May 16, 2011
Reveal: My New Investment
Some of you already know that I have been looking for a Chanel classic flap. After learning about the June 1st price increase, I decided that I might as well get it now than later. (Yes, it's confirmed. The Medium flap will be retailing $3900 on June 1st.) I have been stalking Ebay for a few weeks. After making a purchase on a pre-owned black caviar medium flap with silver hardware (yes, that was what I decided to get after debating about the color choice for a while), and paid for it, Ebay decided to pull the listing altogether, claiming that the seller has violated some Ebay policy. You can imagine my stress level at that point. Although I got my money back from the seller pretty quickly, I felt completely turned off by the idea of purchasing a timeless piece like Chanel from Ebay. The stress level and time spent trying to figure out if it's authentic is not worth the several hundred dollars saved. I decided to go the standard route - go to a Chanel Boutique and pick the one I love. Touch and feel it and put it on in front of the mirror before making the decision to buy. Of course with the news on price increase, almost every single classic flap around was sold out. BUT, I found this beauty, and it was love at first sight.
This beauty is soooo pretty in person that I simply could not take my eyes off of it. The color changes in different lighting which makes it so interesting. Sometimes I see purple, sometimes I see brown, sometimes I simply see red. I can wear it dressed up, or dressed down. It doesn't matter. It is simply beautiful. There you have it. My search is over. And I will love this bag for a long long time. I already have a plan for its next owner, but not for a long time. :)