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    Default Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    Hi Chanel ladies :) I got a Classic Jumbo Caviar with Silver hardware a few days ago from Saks, but have not worn it... I'm a little doubtful about the size... I'm 5'5, medium bild, and i love big bags, but somehow, the jumbo seems so... boxy?

    I did try the med/large classic caviar and that was way too small, i thought. I researched the different sizes and it seems like the Reissue has the size i am looking for-- bigger than the classic med/large, but not as boxy as the classic jumbo.

    Everyone says the Classic jumbo is... classic, but I dont know... should i keep it? and maybe later on go for a reissue medium with gold hardware...?

    This might be my only Chanel for a while... so I want to make sure I spent my money wisely... I would like it to be an everyday (or most days ) work bag, but i can also use it at night, and for casual days running errands...

    Does anyone have bothe the classic jumbo and the reissue in either med or large? Maybe you can share your opinions regarding the pros and cons of each...?

    Any input is greatly appreciated!!
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    Default Re: Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    Sorry I can't help you as I don't have either. Can only tell you what I've heard of other people who own both, say.
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    Default Re: Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    hi frbspa! i know you said this bag is an HG, and i know a lot of people do like it. we'll see if we get any replies :) in the meantime, its still in its box, im not touching it until i am absolutely sure i want it, because i dont want to end up returning it if its been used, even if its still in resaleable condition!
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    Default Re: Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    i mean... this is only my DREAM bag! i say keep it!

    however, if you have second thoughts about it, you shouldn't keep it. my motto is that if you spent that much money on something and aren't 100% about it, then it's not the right purchase for you.
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    Default Re: Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    ^^ I totally agree with Lils!!
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    Default Re: Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    Sorry I forgot to add that I have a medium flap in lambskin. It's "boxy" I guess, but that's the classic Chanel style. The medium isn't very big at all, and really is the size of an oversized clutch, because it's not a deep bag. I think the Jumbo is a perfect size, and the Maxi is just insanely too big for this kind of bag.
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    Default Re: Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    Quote Originally Posted by lilstrlett View Post
    Sorry I forgot to add that I have a medium flap in lambskin. It's "boxy" I guess, but that's the classic Chanel style. The medium isn't very big at all, and really is the size of an oversized clutch, because it's not a deep bag. I think the Jumbo is a perfect size, and the Maxi is just insanely too big for this kind of bag.
    Thanks for the input! i think the jumbo is the perfect size for me since i carry everything but the toilet sink with me every day (which i am sure my back will painfully remind me of as I get older!)

    I do like it, i was just put off by the boxiness. and since it's my first chanel, im not all too familiar with how its supposed to really look or feel ya know? and it seems like every chanel i see on everyone else is less boxy-- maybe it was lambskin or does the caviar Jumbo sort of lose its boxiness after a long time?

    right now, i am leaning towards keeping it bec i know i WILL get lots and lots of use out of it. i think im just used to using bigger but slouchier/ more flexible bags (like speedy 30, neverfull, and random bigger bags ).
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    Default Re: Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    i hate to say it, but this bag will always be "boxy." this isn't a bag that is going to get slouchy over time. that's really the beauty of Chanel.

    so since you're keeping it, let's see some pics so we can be jealous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilstrlett View Post
    i hate to say it, but this bag will always be "boxy." this isn't a bag that is going to get slouchy over time. that's really the beauty of Chanel.

    so since you're keeping it, let's see some pics so we can be jealous!
    Lol, here is a pic i took the other day with my phone. I still need to take it out and take proper pics lol.
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    Default Re: Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    Are you keeping those pochettes? Weren't the going to be presents hehe
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    Default Re: Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    I love all your bags, but omg your Chanel! I must get one!

    BTW, Excellent choice on keeping it, it's gorgeous!!!

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    Default Re: Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    Personally, I think the Jumbo is the perfect size bag. It holds everything. But if it seems too big for you, too boxy, then I would not keep it. It's too much money spent to not love it. Maybe you could try a different brand that isn't as structured. I do know that when I wear my jumbo, it hits me the wrong way, kind of like the RM MAC did. I ended up saying good bye to all my MAC's because of that.
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    Default Re: Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    Quote Originally Posted by lilstrlett View Post
    Are you keeping those pochettes? Weren't the going to be presents hehe

    Nope not keeping them! But I am making them part of my family until the 24th lol. Actually, I will sell the graffitti bec my sis in law does notseem interested in it!! We saw someone with it 2 weeks ago and I asked her casually what she thought of it and he said "ehhh nothing special, not interested". So yep, bye bye it needs to go!
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    Default Re: Classic Jumbo or Reissue Medium or Large?

    Ok I'm a dork :) I finally took it out for a spin... An I am truly in love! It is a good size! And it's actually quite comfy, it hits perfect where it's not in the way... And I'm glad I got caviar because even though I am careful withy things, you just never know what could happen to them. I like that this seems to be a worry free bag:)
    yes yes, I need to take better pics of it, hopefully this weekend!
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