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Saturday 28 July 2012

My New Chanel Handbag ❤

Hello My Lovelies,

So this is an exciting post for me, i still can't believe i'm actually writing it :D So, as you now we were on vacation and the last few days of it we stopped off in Barcelona. In my last post i mentioned i purchased a few luxurious things, one being my Louis Vuitton Zippy Wallet in Monogram but this purchase has to be by the far the most luxurious of the whole entire trip. 

We purchased a Chanel bag :) Like in my previous post this was also purchased in Barcelona and the sale assistants in their were so lovely, we starting having a full blown conversation with them all. The guy that initially served us was absolutely beautiful :P haha He gave me loads of advice and helped me choose the right bag for me. 

This post is most probably going to be picture heavy as i wanted to capture each moment :P I'll post the pictures from when i un-boxed it for the first time and then i will talk to you about what i chose and a few interesting facts about this particular bag :D

So as you can see from the millions of pictures above, I purchased the 'Chanel Classic Flap Bag' i've had my eye on this bag for a while now and i'm so glad i finally purchased it. It was on a whim purchased, we just went in a decided to get it which was really exciting. 


Size: Medium/Large

Leather: Lambskin

Colour: Black

Hardware: Silver

It's great how you can choose what size, colour, hardware and what leather you prefer for this bag. It all depends on what you prefer. I chose this size because when i saw it i thought it was absolutely perfect and it was the right one for me, when i like something you'll know because i am very picky with certain things haha. I chose the Lambskin because personally i thought it looked a lot prettier to the eye, it does have more maintenance compare to the Caviar Leather, however, i treat all of my luxury items with extreme care. I chose black because it's the most iconic, classic and timeless shade and for my first Chanel bag i thought it was perfect. I then chose the Silver Hardware because it's more modern and it stood out to me more that the Gold. It is all preference and depends on what you like but when i get my next Chanel handbag i'm sure i'll switch it up and go for a different combination :)

A few interesting facts:

1) The small Classic Flap Bag is typically called the 2.55 because Coco Chanel initially designed it in February (2) 19(55). When i found this out i thought it was absolutely amazing haha

2) Each compartment had a significant meaning to Coco Chanel, the compartment on the back of the bag was for spare change, the hidden compartment at the back was for her Love Letters (Awww), a very small compartment on the inside of the bag was for her Lipstick ;)

3) The design of the bag has initial meaning to Coco Chanel, for example, the chain resembles the chains the caretakers used to wear at the orphanage she was at when she was younger. 

When i found out a few of these facts i thought it was amazing, how everything has a significant meaning and how much hard-work and time was placed into designing such an iconic and timeless handbag. 

I hope you liked this post :) If you have any questions please don't hesitate to leave me a comment below! Also if you have any requests i'd love to hear them :)

Lots Of Love



  1. Gorgeous bag! We can be Chanel buddies now :) - when I go to Florida I so want to check this bag out !! Xxxxx

    1. Aww YAY :D Chanel Buddies ❤ It's such a beautiful bag, i'm still in shock haha xxxx

    2. It really is a lovely bag!! I would love to check it out in store and make it my second! ... once you have started to use it a bit more, let me know what its like - But you are such a lucky girly!! and you deserve all the lovely things you have :D xxx

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  3. AHHHH i love this bag so much, you lucky girl!! Ive wanted a Chanel bag since forever i hope to one day get one of the bigger handbags :)Interesting facts too, ive always wondered what those numbers for the bags ment now i do ahaa.
    Can i be rude and ask how much you paid for it? Dm me or email me if u dont wanna write it on here.. just so i know how much to save up roughly ;p hahaa

    1. Ahh i'm still in shock haha, can't believe it, i love it soooo much :) I know when i found out the facts i was like ohh my goshh, it was like having a history lesson in the store haha. Ahh of course you can sweetie :) i'll dm tweet you about it, i have something else to ask you too!

  4. Oh my goodness!! I love that bag, so cute : )

  5. Hi! I'm a new follower of yours. (:
    That's such a gorgeous bag! I don't own anything Chanel though there's a lot of items I've seen that I would love to have.

  6. I love love love this bag! You are so lucky!! It is such a timeless classic & I love those interesting facts!! Thanks for sharing!! Xx.

  7. so gorgeous! i love it, opening a chanel bag is definitely an exciting moment to capture :)

    xo brie

  8. You lucky girlie!! This bag is just gorgeous :)

  9. Big congrats!!! I've always wanted one, you look fantastic carrying it! <3


  10. I had no idea of all that she went through and what each aspect of the design meant to her. Thank you for enlightening me. I don't have one yet. I hope that one day I will.

    Stopping by from the Friday Blog Hop.


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