Hubbylicious wanted to gift me with a new bag since I haven’t got one in a long while. Yay~
While I was looking for quality and design, I wanted to be sure it was worth my buck. I narrowed down my choices to either a black Miss Dior flap bag or a black Chanel 2.55. Both look great and were practical for everyday use, so I had a hard time deciding which. Well, they had but some slight differences.
This was the Miss Dior black flap bag I shortlisted. I liked that it was very structured (in fact, I thought it was more structured than the Chanel)– I believe that makes it easier to keep in shape and not have the “used” look after a while. The pink lining inside the bag also stands out grandly and is very attractive.
However, the bag seemed to blend in with the rest of whatever I wear. That may be a plus for some people, but I was looking for something outstanding. The metal chain strap of the Miss Dior flap bag was also quite heavy and the bag only came in lambskin leather, which scratches easily.
The Chanel 2.55 classic flap bag is an ageless design and– I don’t know what it is about it– it stands out beautifully whosever’s shoulder it lies upon. I thought the “bag within a bag” made it look unnecessarily bigger than it practically is, but it isn’t all that heavy to tote around.
Also, the bag comes in black grained calf leather (caviar) and gold metal chain. Black and gold and red are lovely combination colors for a bag. (Not all at once, though.) If Chanel had the medium bag or smaller in crimson red with gold chain, I’d take it right away. Caviar is easier to maintain and has the wonderful leather smell to it (sorry, PETA!) that lambskin hasn’t.
This may seem like a strange proposition but owning a Chanel bag seems to be an investment more than an expense. Resale value is high, and since the price inflates every few years or so, one may break even or even make a profit out of a resale. Mine will be a keeper though.
So thank you, hubbylicious! As Mademoiselle Chanel puts it, it is an elegantly designed bag that never goes out of style– I think I’ll have to agree!