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    Default Please help me decide!

    So when I go to NY in April, I'm making my next big designer bag purchase(s). The only thing is I'm only going to have about 3 hours to shop Ha, I could spend 3 hours in ONE store!!! Anyways, I need some help on deciding what to get because I honestly can't decide. So here it goes...

    Since I'm saving practically every penny and with the help of my tax return, I'd be able to get a Chanel Classic Flap...my dream bag . Though it will be a stretch since I've never spent more than $700 on a bag. But I will have this one forever...and ever...and I will love it to death.

    OR I could take that $$$ and get the Chanel classic wallet I want (Jennifer- how is that one working out for you?)and if not a LV wallet plus 2 bags at Louis Vuitton. I want the Damier Azur Speedy 30 and some sort of shoulder bag in classic mono canvas, like the Cabas Piano or Beverly MM, and depending on how much I like it when I see it, the Neverful.

    And lastly, I could get a Balenciaga Step...but I'm not really feeling the colors that are available. But I do want a S/S bag and the colors are perfect for that. And then I'd probably get something from LV too.

    I would get the Valentino Blossom Satchel if it was around like $1000, but it's just way overpriced in my opinion. Ha, unless if it goes on sale by then which I highly doubt will happen.

    So I'm leaning towards these bags/accessories. Either way, I'm coming home with SOMETHING...I just hope I make the right choices because NYC is 2 hours away.

    What do you ladies think?
    Wishlist: * LV Vernis Alma PM or Brea MM * LV Mono Speedy 35 * Medium YSL Y-Mail Tote *

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    If I were u I would go with the 2 LV bags and the wallet!

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    Decisions are hard aren't they! Especially when you like so many bags, lol.

    I say go for the chanel classic flap or the balenciaga + an LV. everyone and their moms (and mom's mom, etc) has a classic monogram LV in their closet (nothing wrong with that it's a classic) but I personally would go for the chanel

    One question: How do you feel about ebay? Of course from a top rated seller? The reason I ask this is because (a while back) while browsing the sellers on mypoupette's list I stumbled across my same chanel wallet. The one that you like. For like $400 and it was in impeccable condition. No scratches or anything. It was in better than my 6 month old wallets current condition - i take care of my wallets, but when the delicate lambskin wallet is flying around in my giant tote with keys and other flying objects, a scratch is bound to happen. Also first day that I got it, while taking out the fake card things my nail scratched the interior. Bummer. Of course I am the only one who notices it. My bf said you have to take a magnifying glass to see what I am talking about. Anyway, besides the teeny-tiny scratches that only I can see.. I love it! I can't believe it fits my huge blackberry without looking bulgy. Anyway I'm rambling.. the question was ebay or no ebay

    Oh yeah another q: Will this be like an everyday bag? Will you be using it for work/school etc?

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    Last May, I had the same dilemma you have now... I went to Vegas and I had a choice between, a Chanel bag or two LV Multicolore Bags... I went with the LV bags instead... Why??! IDK.. I just did... I had to decide over one super hot bag or two hot bags... I fell in love with the MC Speedy, and I thought the MC Trouville was adorable... So that was my decision...

    I personally would choose two hot bags over one... then again, it depends on what you see when you get there... In Vegas, Chanel didn't have a Jumbo FLap, which is what I originally wanted, that's why I made my LV decision. If the Jumbo Caviar or Lambskin Flap bag would have been in stock, I def. would have bought it...

    If I were you... I would go to Chanel, if you find a large bag in a color you want, get it!!! You can never go wrong with Chanel!!!

    If nothing in Chanel catches your attention, go to LV or Balenciaga...


    What is your Budget, if you don't mind me asking?! I think that will give some of us a better idea of what you can get...

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    I'd either go for the Chanel (since you said it's your dream bag), or LV or Balenciaga, lol. The only thing about Chanel is that I'd be afraid since it's costly, that something would happen to it. The Chanel is a classic! I wouldn't get a monogram LV, like Jennifer said. I'm leaning more towards the Balenciaga since it's not something you see everyone wearing.



    Good luck in choosing!

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    Oh you girls are the best...really! i knew i could count on you guys for some help and that's exactly what i'm getting!!!

    Viva - The boutique in Vegas didn't have a jumbo ??? You'd think that THEY would have everything, lol! So to you, it was worth it to spend everything within your budget on a Chanel Jumbo Flap if they had it? Like was it that gorgeous in person!?!? And I believe you mentioned in another post that you liked blak with gold hardware (???). I love that combo too

    As for my budget - after working lots of overtime and with the help of my tax return plus saving like every penny, i'm looking at about $2,500, and that is only if I decide to get a Chanel (and tax would probably go on a credit card - but that's not a big deal because it's not like I'm putting the entire amount on a card - ha, that would be a big no no!!). Otherwise, I'm spending under that and will end up with 2 other bags.

    Jennifer - hmmmm...ebay. the only thing i'm afraid of is buying something fake because i heard about a reputable seller actually selling fake Chanel bags - i know, scary isn't it? i've seen some lovely bags and accessories but i'm just too afraid because i don't know what i'd do if i lost that much on a scammer! also, if i'm going to spend that much anyways, i would rather get it fresh out of the boutique and just spend the extra couple of hundred dollars, etc....dos that make me bad/shallow?
    So you love your wallet, huh?!?! What I love about it is that it can be used as a clutch...looks just like a mini classic flap! Though how many card slots does it have? I think that if i don't get the classic flap, i will get this one (no matter how many slots it has, lol!). I adore it!

    p.s. - this bag will be used kinda like and everyday bag with lots of care, lol! I don't think i'll be bringing it to work or school when i go back - maybe once in a while.

    Jess - Yeah, I'm also fearful of something happening to it, but if i get caviar in a dark color, i don't think i'd have to worry as much. I guess you and Jen are right about the mono - everyone has them. I should get something that not everyone has. I wish that Bal had colors that I was into more. But maybe they are nicer in person.
    Wishlist: * LV Vernis Alma PM or Brea MM * LV Mono Speedy 35 * Medium YSL Y-Mail Tote *

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    A bag is always nicer in person!!! Chanel had no more Jumbo Flaps at that time... (and at the moment, I never thought of visiting another Chanel boutique in Vegas), anyways, I tried on the Lambskin large expandable bag.... a freaking beautiful bag!!! Anyways, even though I LOOOOVED it... I remembered that I'm a broke college student, and that two, three, or four bags sounded nicer... I really think if the Jumbo Flap in Black or Grey was in stock, I would have totally bought it...

    So for that amount of $$$ you have to spend, go to Chanel... if they have the Jumbo you want... get it!!!! Without a doubt!!! If not, I would next go to Louis Vuitton (I love how they never put their bags on sale), and check out the bags they have there...

    If you choose Vuitton, what bag/bags did you have in mind??!

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    Another reason I didn't get the large lambskin expandable ( ) was because I felt it was a bit too "fancy"??! I feel you can't really dress down a Chanel... I dunno... that's my opinion.... and I wasn't about to give up my teeshirt & Jeans look!!!

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    If I were you, I would go for the Chanel, that too is my dream bag, if I won the lottery that would be the first thing I would buy. I do love LV, and I have been debating for months on what bag to get, and I'm thinking of giving up because of all the sad fakes everyone totes around here. I love the balenciaga bags and the s/s colors are to die for, and I would like an azur speedy if I did buy a speedy, so going with that and a Balenciaga would be a great option. Two bags for the price of one is amazing, but if I had the money I would definitely get the Chanel and acquire the others down the line.

    lucky girl! either way you decide you really CANT go wrong! :)

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    Viva - i've wanted the azur speedy for a while now. though i really need/want a shoulder bag too. i was thinking about the cabas piano, beverly mm or manhattan pm but i think Jen and Jess made me realize that i don't want something from the mono line. i really like the azur hampstead but i hate how it doesn't zip, so that's out. and the saleya just doesn't really do it for me. and besides, i've heard that it's rolled leather straps/ handles are uncomfortable to wear over the shoulder. oh, and i do love the MC speedy but if i spend that much on one bag, i should just go for the Chanel. desicions, desicions.......

    you brought up an interesting point about Chanel being too fancy. do you really think a Chanel classic flap can only be worn when dressed up?

    oh, and how was the caviar? was there a huge difference bewteen the lambskin and that?


    dani - i also went (and am still going) through the same thing as you. i've been trying to deicde what i want for a while now. but it's time for me to get a new bag...seriously! the last time i bought a bag was like a year ago!!!! so i think i kinda deserve a splurge, lol! so, if you had the money at the moment, you'd rather just get the Chanel over two LV bags? you know, this is actually a rare occasion for me where i'll be able to get one. so maybe i should just get it while i can. but then again, maybe i should try to get the most out of my money...
    Wishlist: * LV Vernis Alma PM or Brea MM * LV Mono Speedy 35 * Medium YSL Y-Mail Tote *

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    ^^^ I think only certain "casual" outfits can be worn right with a Chanel Chain flap bag... I dunno...

    But yes, Go TO CHANEL FIRST!!!!!! If you find the Expandable and you like it... OMG! Get it!!! It's tooo pretty!!! Or if you find the Jumbo Flap... YOU MUST!!!! (well, only if you like it)...

    As for the LV bags you named... My fave. would be the Beverly MM, although I would consider it a Medium Sized bag... The Manhattan PM is soooo pretty IRL!!! You must check them out...

    As for logos... I hate them as well... their EVERYWHERE!!! (it seems wierd coming from me, the one who just purchased a huge logoed LV ) ... but IMO, nothing is prettier than an LV with a nice shade of Patina... That's the only reason I buy logo-ed LV's.... once they tan... omg... they are sooo pretty!

    I can't wait for my Lockit to Patina!!!

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    this is what i want! but can someone please tell me why the strap on lauren's bag is longer than the ones on nicky's bags? am i missing something here? they're all jumbos, right? though the last one looks different...


    Wishlist: * LV Vernis Alma PM or Brea MM * LV Mono Speedy 35 * Medium YSL Y-Mail Tote *

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    I would def. go to Chanel first. Chanel is my dream bag and it sounds like it is yours as well.
    I do have a question though...Do you have Chanel in your state? If not, you can have the bag shipped to you and you would not have to pay any sales tax, only the shipping, which would be much cheaper.

    As far as LV goes I do like the Cabas Piano but I wish I would have got the Mezzo instead. It is much larger than the Piano. Now on to the Neverfull...I love mine but I do not think it would be a good choice for a work bag because of the open top. It would be much too easy for someone to reach right in and help themselves.
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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    what about lv mahina ? or something from new line ?

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    Default Re: Please help me decide!

    Barbie - I'm not really a fan of the Mahina and it's wayyyy overpriced imo.

    ZG - OMG, you don't have to pay sales tax if you have it shipped ??? (but that's only if there is no Chanel in your state? - which there isn't in mine!!!) That is so awesome! Glad you told me that, otherwise I would have bought it and brought it back with me.

    i think the mezzo is a little big for me as i don't carry a whole lot. i guess i like medium sized bags. ha, and i agree with you on the neverful. wouldn't be a good idea to use as a work bag!

    THANKS!
    Last edited by Alicia; March 19th, 2008 at 12:46 PM.
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