Chanel Med/Large Classic Flap in Gold Hardware
I got this purse about 2 years ago and I can say this is one of the purse that is very memorable to me. This is my first ever chanel piece and boy it took me a looooong time to decide before purchasing this purse hence, very memorable. Sleepless nights of research and talking myself into getting it justifying the cost... finally caved in and.. I'm happy with no regrets! Chanel raise their prices so fast and so much! I am so thankful that I was able to snag three before the crazy price increase. And with three pieces I think I'm done, not unless I win the lottery! =)
Anyways, this purse is in lambskin material. I initially wanted the caviar for durability reasons plus it doesn't age as fast as the lambskin. However, when I saw the two purses side by side, the lambskin won me over because of the texture and feel. It just feel so luxurious and pristine looking. That time lambskin cost more than caviar but I bit the bullet anyways thinking that it will be my only chanel purse. But, if I can turn back time... I will choose... lambskin still I guess. I didn't regret getting it at this material and size. I have one regret on the other purse I got but I'll do a separate post for that one ;)
I chose the gold hardware because it looks very elegant and sophisticated. Again, because I was thinking that it will be the only Chanel I'm going to own, might as well choose something that will last me a long time and will look age appropriate when I get really old. It is very classic and I love the combination of lambskin and gold hardware in the med/large size. My only gripe is that lambskin is soooo delicate! As in very very delicate that I have to make sure that whenever I use it, my fingernail should be well trimmed. The purse is very sensitive to nail marks that can leave a scratch on it. So, for the most part, I baby this purse too much! But then again, it is too beautiful so I guess it deserves to be babied. =)
Before, I was torn between this classic flap and the Chanel 2.55 reissue. The 2.55 is very iconic because Coco Chanel designed it herself and that's what started everything. However, because of the mademoiselle lock which symbolizes Coco not ever married, I got scared! Haha! Superstitious me that I'm scared that I might never get married myself too! That was way back... now I want to kick myself not getting the 2.55 one! Haha!
This purse has double flap. The Burgundy lining is very pretty that adds richness to the color. They presumed that this is the color of the uniform of the orphanage where Coco lived.
There is a zippered pocket on the outer flap... however it is too small and too flat to put stuff inside. Receipts maybe... It is presumed that Coco hid her love letters in this compartment.
This purse is not that roomy. Here is an example of what will fit inside. It is better to use the card slot for your cards and not use your wallet to maximize the space inside.
This is how I store my purse. I lay it flat with the chain wrapped with paper and put it inside the dust bag.
I have the rest of the chain tucked in inside so that it doesn't rest on the purse or the purse not resting on it that will cause a permanent dent on the purse.