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    Default What would I be better off saving for?

    I REALLY want a Balenciaga City and I feel like I need to have one in my collection. So I thought I'd start saving for it, BUT...

    ...there's like this little voice that keeps telling me to put that B Bag money towards a Chanel Classic Flap, which is just about twice the price of the City, and would mostly likely take me twice as long to save up for. so i guess i need to decide what to save for so i know at which rate i need to put money aside...know what i mean?

    No matter what, I'm at least getting the City. i'm just unsure if i shoud go for the B bag once i have the available funds, or save for my dream bag that i want more than anything else . what do you guys think?



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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    Alicia, if you look at my wishlist, you'll see that I'm after a Bbag and a Chanel Flap as well. Once I get my Damier speedy, I'm saving up for the Bal. For me, I know I can get the Bal sooner so I might as well get it, plus there are specific colours and year of the bag that I prefer so if it's available when I have the money I would need to get it. A classic Chanel will always be around. Plus I won't get that much use out of it.

    Maybe you don't have to make the decision now and see where your head's at down the track?

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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    Alicia, both bags are fabulous and great additions to any collection. Although, call me crazy, but I'm leaning towards the Balenciaga.


    But, if your heart is set on chanel, have you ever thought about getting a vintage?

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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arianne12 View Post
    plus there are specific colours and year of the bag that I prefer so if it's available when I have the money I would need to get it. A classic Chanel will always be around.
    Maybe you don't have to make the decision now and see where your head's at down the track?

    that's very true. i forgot about how colors aren't always available. i'm leaning towards something purple or plain black. and i know the Chanel will awlays be around, but the darn prices won't...they keep going up!!!

    if i had a Chanel classic flap, i'd use it all of the time...probably more so then a Bal City idk...the classic flaps can really be worn with anything, which is one thing i love about them.

    i still don't know. but i do know one thing - i'm definitely saving as much as i can as fast as i can...
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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Alicia, both bags are fabulous and great additions to any collection. Although, call me crazy, but I'm leaning towards the Balenciaga.


    But, if your heart is set on chanel, have you ever thought about getting a vintage?
    So what made you leans more towards the Balenciaga? Is it because of the color availability? just curious, lol!

    I've thought about trying to snag a vintage Chanel piece or one that's slightly used, but i haven't been able to really find one. i check out ann's fabulous finds but the good stuff is like always on hold or already sold/put on layaway.
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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    Well, I'd say Balenciaga because it's more of a day bag IMO but it sounds like you said you would use the Chanel more. So, I say get what you would use more and really want or you'll be wishing you did. It sounds like you already made up your mind on the Chanel besides it just taking it longer to save for. But I really think you will love a Bbag if you decide to get it sooner!

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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    I say Balenciaga. It's such a gorgeous bag!! The colors they come in are amazing!!

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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    I say whatever you will get most use out of. If you get the B-Bag, I would get it in black so that it isn't as trendy...you know? Five years down the road you might hate purple. Black will always be in style.

    The Chanel is FABULOUS. Perhaps if you get one you can get a pristine pre-loved one (I don't like used bags myself, but if I were after a Chanel I think I would bend the rules because of the price.)

    The Chanel will never go out of style, will hold it's value, and it would be something you could pass on down to your daughter or granddaughter (my grandma passed stuff down to her grandkids rather than her own kids because she said they appreciate it more...lol)

    My vote is Chanel - even though it might take you a year or so to save up for it.

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    I think that you should look for a gently used Chanel bag. A used one and a new Bal would be the same price, or pretty close. It also depends on how much stuff you need to carry with you. A classic flap is medium sized, but the Bal is easier to get things into because you can move the leather.
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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    Tough.

    But...

    It seems like you want Chanel, so go for Chanel. I love my BBag... But I want a Chanel too. Gosh Alicia, IDK... My best advice to you is just save up for right now.

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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    Alicia - Have you tried Let-Trade for a Chanel?

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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    Alicia, what is the retail price of a Chanel Classic Flap, Do you know?

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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    Bal City - $1300 (i think)

    Chanel classic med. flap - $2395, jumbo - $2595 or $2695, not exactly sure...

    ok, not to sound snobby or anything and thank you all for your suggestions, but i don't think i'd want to get a used Chanel. i hope that doesn't make me bad, LOL.

    lilstrlett - classics come in like three or four different sizes
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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alicia View Post

    ok, not to sound snobby or anything and thank you all for your suggestions, but i don't think i'd want to get a used Chanel. i hope that doesn't make me bad, LOL.
    No, it doesnt. I don't want a used bag either. I would only buy used off from someone I knew, or if I wanted a discontinued piece.

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    Default Re: What would I be better off saving for?

    ^ yeah, i agree. there's nothing wrong with buying used bags, but i prefer to just save up and buy it brand new, never used.
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