The Best First Chanel Bag?

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The Best First Chanel Bag?

Good day! It’s been a bit quiet over right here on the weblog for the primary couple of weeks of 2019 however I assumed I might kick issues off once more with a submit on what the most effective first Chanel bag to purchase is. I get numerous questions from first time consumers, usually very confused about what to go for as their first Chanel bag. This clearly relies upon rather a lot in your private circumstances, model and life-style however even with all that in thoughts, they’re a number of basic suggestions that I believe are true no matter desire and circumstance. So with that stated, listed here are a few of suggestions and suggestions for these of you contemplating taking the plunge together with your first Chanel bag!


Now clearly, any bag you want could make for a very good first Chanel buy however typically talking, there are particular luggage that are standard go-tos for a lot of looking to buy their first Chanel. The most typical ones I hear about are the Chanel WOC (Pockets-0n-Chain), the Chanel Mini (both sq. or rectangle) or the M/L flap (generally often known as the medium flap). The worth distinction between these kinds is substantial and I’ll be going over that within the subsequent part.

These three kinds can all make probably nice first Chanel purchases however there are some key information to learn about every:

WOC: It is a small bag and the chain is very lengthy and is due to this fact actually solely suited to carrying crossbody. It comes with a number of card slots and is basically designed to forgo a pockets. When you’re pleased to do that, you then’ll be capable of match inside a telephone, keys and a lipstick or different small merchandise however not a lot else. On the plus aspect, it’s a light-weight and straightforward bag to put on and may work effectively as each an off-the-cuff crossbody bag for day in addition to a night bag too. For these searching for a WOC and Mini comparability, I’ve this video evaluating the 2 kinds right here.

Chanel Mini: The subsequent measurement up can match much more and is certainly one of private favourites for each its lovely look and worth for cash. The sq. and the rectangle mini can match roughly the identical with the rectangle mini becoming barely extra (however solely very barely). You’ll be capable of match a small pockets, telephone, keys, compact in addition to a product or two. The most important distinction between the 2 is that the rectangle mini has a for much longer strap than the sq. mini. In consequence, the sq. mini is extra suited to carrying on the shoulder whereas the rectangle mini is extra suited to carrying crossbody. For these nonetheless confused in regards to the two, I’ve a video comparability of the 2 sizes right here.

Chanel M/L Flap: That is the basic Chanel measurement and is what most individuals consider once they consider the basic flap. It’s actually a ravishing measurement and may transition effectively from day to night so long as you’re pleased to hold much less with you. Because of the presence of the double flap, you may’t match that a lot in and you’ll roughly have the identical capability because the rectangle mini. The chain size is a good deal shorter although and this model is most suited to carrying on the shoulder – it’s too quick for many to have the ability to put on crossbody.

Different Widespread Choices: Two different standard kinds are after all the Jumbo and Small Flap. The Jumbo is my absolute favorite model and regardless of the hefty value, I do assume is definitely worth the cash because of its versatility, performance and capability. Many individuals gravitate in the direction of the above kinds due to their smaller measurement and extra accessible value but when you understand you favor bigger luggage, then the Jumbo is a tremendous alternative and what I contemplate to be my all-time-favourite bag.

The small flap is much less talked about as a result of I believe many simply decide to go for the M/L as it’s barely greater. Though I do assume the small flap doesn’t characterize the most effective worth for cash, I like mine and it’s a fantastic alternative for day or night time offering you’re a minimalist by way of what you carry, as it’s a small bag. The strap is on the shorter aspect so it isn’t actually attainable to put on this crossbody however it is a perfect size to put on over the shoulder. When you’re trying to avoid wasting cash and also you typically gravitate in the direction of smaller luggage, then I do assume that the small flap over the M/L is price contemplating.

If you need to see what all of those luggage seem like when worn, I strive on all of those kinds on this Chanel Assortment video.

Worth For Cash and Chanel Bag Costs

Though the Chanel Minis have seen pretty hefty value will increase over the previous few years, they’re typically thought of to nonetheless be the most effective worth for cash. It is because they don’t seem to be thought of ‘basic flaps’ because of their lack of a double flap and are due to this fact priced decrease. The ‘small’ sized flap and above are all thought of ‘classics’ and include a premium price ticket consequently.

As of January 2019, the next costs apply:

Chanel WOC: $2,500 USD or £1,790 GBP

Chanel Sq. Mini: $3,200 USD or £2,290 GBP

Chanel Rectangle Mini: $3,500 USD or £2,610 GBP

Chanel Small Basic Flap: $5,000 USD or £3,810 GBP

Chanel M/L Basic Flap: $5,600 USD or £4,300 GBP

Chanel Jumbo / Massive Basic Flap: $6,200 USD or £4,800 GBP

Costs differ based on nation however Chanel now lists costs on their web site.

Leather-based and Color

Leather-based and color are additionally necessary elements to think about when deciding in your first Chanel bag. Chanel supply many alternative varieties nonetheless the 2 hottest and regularly used leathers are caviar and lambskin. Caviar (pictured above) is undoubtedly probably the most sturdy of the 2 and is what I might suggest for any first time purchaser. While many choose the look of the lambskin, the caviar will present a worry-free expertise and can permit you to totally get pleasure from your bag with out worrying about scratches or marks. I bought my first bag from the boutique in lambskin and shortly regretted it. Though I’m pleased to purchase lambskin now, they’re solely as occasional use luggage for me.

The 2 everlasting colors are black and beige clair that are two splendidly basic choices which you can’t go improper with and what I might at all times suggest for a primary Chanel purchase. Nonetheless Chanel additionally launch completely different colors seasonally all year long and necessary to notice – these colors are by no means repeated so when you discover one thing you want, you’re finest to purchase it then in case you are ready to buy. These are topic to availability and it’s unimaginable to foretell what Chanel will launch from season to season. Frequent colors embrace blue and crimson however the shades can differ significantly. You could find out what’s presently obtainable on the Chanel web site whereas The Purse Discussion board can also be a helpful useful resource.


In case you are simply moving into Chanel world, then I might at all times suggest to start out on the lower-priced aspect – that means the WOC or Chanel minis. Not solely are these extra accessibly priced than a $5600 M/L flap however you’ll be capable of discover out if the model works for you with out sacrificing any of the Chanel ‘look’. My absolute favorite decide? The Chanel Mini. Not solely is it round half the value of the bigger ‘basic’ flaps however it will possibly match an honest quantity, work for each day and night time and is completely lovely to have a look at!

When you’re a minimalist who loves crossbody, then the WOC can also be a beautiful alternative however bear in mind that the strap is on the lengthy aspect so in case you are petite, I might undoubtedly say to do that one on! This after all isn’t to say that any of the opposite sizes are dangerous selections – simply a lot bigger investments. In case you are set on a selected measurement, you then actually can’t go improper. As painful because the frequent Chanel value will increase are, it additionally signifies that Chanel has stellar resale worth on the preloved market so your buy is nearly assured to be a protected one.

I hope that you just discovered the above useful – when you have any questions for me, then go away me a remark under!

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