June 10th, 2009, 08:54 PM #1
Pink Basketweave Shopper/Tote ???
I recently received this bag as a "hand-me-down" from a friend of mine who is a high end purse fiend.
I've been with her when she's purchased many of these bags, but never saw this one before she pulled it out of the closet. She said she "may have" received it from someone else in a trade, but couldn't remember. It's at least 2 years old, maybe more.
I've never seen this particular design, but then again, I'm not familiar with Chanel bags. I will post a photo once my son returns my camera. The purse is a smaller gusseted shopper/tote style with a zipper. It's approximately 14 inches wide by 10 inches tall (plus 3-4 inch gusset). The handles are 2 piece (front/back - uniform rolled edge) and very short (you *could* put it on your shoulder, but you'd have to pull it up your arm with your opposing hand, you cannot just slide into it up to your shoulder). They have large (about an inch) round, leather-covered buttons on the bag that are made to look as if they're holding the straps on, but they are finishings.
There is a zippered pocket on the backside with a silver pull on it (no tarnish, no scratches, glossy finish, rectangular design that's just SLIGHTLY narrower at the top).
It's leather (or appears to be/smells like) with a shimmery damask-style diagonal mini-stripe interior in a coordinating shade of beigey-brown/copper color. The bag itself is a bubblegum pink color (true to other Chanel designs I've seen) in a basketweave design all over (the leather strips are woven together for the ENTIRE bag - they're about 1/4 inch wide each). The logo is all metal, interlocking "C" design, no tarnish, no scratches, one piece, and has a rhinestone on the top of the right "C".
The interior has a zipper pocket in the middle (divider pocket), as well as another zipper pocket on the rear side. There are also two pockets (one solid piece, divided in the middle) that are approximately blackberry sized (one side) and standard cell phone sized (the other side).
The zipper closure of the bag is the same zipper pull as the zippered pocket on the backside.
Is anyone familiar with this purse or this design? I've searched online using several search terms (pink chanel, chanel basketweave, chanel woven, etc.) and can't seem to locate anything like it. I HAVE, on the other hand, found two similar purses with basketweave - one with VERY LARGE basketweave (not exactly similar in design) and the other in a fuchsia color? with a smaller basketweave like this purse, but in a bucket style.
If you're familiar, was this a complete knockoff or perhaps an older design?
Photos coming soon.
June 12th, 2009, 12:38 PM #2
Re: Pink Basketweave Shopper/Tote ???
Hi we need to see photo of the bag and all the markings.
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