Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Unboxing my latest bag :: Chanel Cruise 2022 Collection

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{I filmed a little unboxing video just for fun}
In my previous post, I mentioned that I got a Chanel bag for Christmas. Today, I am thrilled to share what was in the box. Are you ready? I got a Chanel 19 bag!!! It was a very exciting moment for me because I haven't bought a brand-new Chanel bag since 2016The bag was released in March 2019 (in honor of the great Karl Lagerfeld). I wasn't a fan at first mainly because of the multi-tone chain strap. I found it a bit strange. I kept seeing it more and more on social media and you know how that goes. The more I see it, the more I like it. One of the reasons why I like it because it gives off a casual vibe. The bag has a soft and relaxed silhouette which is different from my other Chanel bags. My other Chanel bags have a very structure base and are somewhat formal. I rarely have a special occasion to wear them (especially now when I go absolutely nowhere). I was serious about getting this bag last year (before the price increase). I told myself that I will only buy the bag if right color/hardware combination comes along. My SA texted me this picture last year. She had the bag in a size small, grey lambskin with the gold turnlock. If you've been with me for a while, you know I am a silver girl through and through. I don't dislike the gold hardware. I just prefer silver over gold. It's understated yet modern and fits my style better. After much consideration, I decided to pass on the bag. Fast forward 6 months later, my SA texted me the exact bag but this time, it has the silver turnlock! My heart skipped a beat when I saw the bag. I texted my husband and the rest is history. This is exactly what I wanted. This is my one and only grey bag. The lambskin is buttery soft and so comfortable to wear. The strap length is perfect for me when worn crossbody. I love the chain top handle so much. Such a chic way to carry a bag. The multi-tone strap making metal mixing a breeze. My strap has a mix of shiny gold, matte gold and silver. The Chanel 19 was $5100 before the last price increase. The price has jumped to $5700 since 07/21. That is a whopping 12%. Crazy, isn't it? Speaking of that, Chanel had THREE price increases in 2021! This is my most expensive Chanel bag and it will be my last one lol The price is hard to swallow but you know what? I wholeheartedly believe that if you work hard, you should treat yourself every now and then.
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This bag is from their Cruise 2022 collection. If you are a Chanel lover, I am sure you're already aware of Chanel's new method of authenticating their handbags and wallets. As of April 2021, Chanel bags no longer have tickers and authenticity cards. Instead, each bag will have a microchip embedded inside a metal block. Bags from the 21A collection and beyond will be microchipped. The microchip data can only be accessed with proprietary machines by Chanel SAs at the boutiques. This will help differentiate the fakes from the authentic ones. There you have it! What do you think of the Chanel 19? Are you a fan? Let me know in the comment section. Can't wait to take her out for a spin =) Hubby also got me this Canada Goose beanie. I asked for this puffer vest but he said it looks like a trash bag so he got me the beanie instead =) lol Gotta love his honesty.
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