I was looking for:
- A true classic flap and not a wallet on chain (WOC). WOC is a little too small for my needs.
- Since it’s a classic bag, black was my first choice of color.
- I was specifically looking for a flap with silver hardware. I found many classic flaps with gold hardware but didn’t come across many of them with silver hardware. Most of my jewelry is in the silver family so I had my mind set on a flap with silver hardware from the beginning.
- One of the toughest things to do was to stay on budget (especially for a classic flap). I did stay under budget, but just barely. All in all, it was still a pretty good buy.
I am absolutely in love with this purse. It’s such a classic and timeless piece. I'm sure it'll be truly cherished for years to come. Now I finally understand why so many women want to own a Chanel classic bag. The feeling I get when holding a Chanel purse is simply indescribable =). My only recommendation for those who are saving for a dream Chanel is to be patience. Buying a Chanel purse is an investment. You should take time and search for the one that you will truly love. We have decided to name her “Cece”. A date night is already planned so I can take her out for a spin =)
Special thanks to those who have helped me with questions and given me your opinions. You ladies are the best!
P.S: Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a beautiful silk scarf c/o Ann Taylor (giveaway ends next Tuesday)