Tuesday, September 1, 2009

BAGSdrive "Chanel Classic Flap"

Chanel vintage jumbo classic flap

size : 12" x 8" x 3.5"
chain strap when doubled 30"

i got this bag few years ago in used condition for a very good price considering the price of new classic flap are increasing every year and i choose to get this one instead of the latest classic flap because i don't like the more curvy shape of the new flaps
i've been using this bag on and off, but for this "bagdrive" feature, i use this for a whole week non-stop to feel it more and give a right review.

about the bag :
it's a vintage Chanel classic flap , from the hologram sticker it dated back to 1997 and after more than a decade, this bag still is very pretty.
there's tarnishing on the metal that is considered a flaw to most people, but to me it'll only gives the bag more characteristic
i heard some people complained on the quality of new classic flaps, but

leather :
the leather is perfect for me, black caviar skin, very thick and durable. i don't need to worry when i toss this bag around, and yes, i'm a bag abuser

hardware :
the chain straps are heavy, but i wouldn't exchange them to a lighter metal material, i like it the way it is, the weight makes the bag stay on my shoulder. Although when i fill the bag full, it'll weight a lot and hurt my shoulder if it hang there for hours non stop (which doesn't really happen a lot)

compartments :
there's an outer compartment on the back side of the bag that i use to put small changes or papers for easy access, but it's limited to place flat pieces only
inside there's 1 zipper compartment and an open one. still limited to flat pieces
it's not easy to take out things from the flat compartment, that's why i don't put coins there anymore, to me it's a place for papers or receipts

what i can fit in there :
right now i'm carrying one 230 pages novel, 1 long wallet, 1 balenciaga coin purse for powder and blush, ysl cigarette holder, blackberry, ipod, keys and i can still fit few more small items if i want

durability :
this is one bag i can comfortably toss around without worrying a thing

where i wear this bag :
i can take this bag anywhere i want to... mmm but i won't take this on summer vacation on broad daylight, the chain strap will burn my shoulder hahaha
but honestly this bag can be brought everywhere, i wear it with jeans tee and sneakers for casual shopping, i wear it with summer dress and sandal, i wear it with formal little black dress and heels.
i can wear frock and gowns and it looks feminine
i can wear jeans and leather boots and it rocks
i can wear with slouchy tees, shorts and sandals and it still make me look dressed up

after one week :
i love this bag more and more, truly one of the easiest bag to match with any outfit but there are times when the bag becomes a burden on my shoulder, like when i go shopping that took hours browsing shops non stop so i switch from right to left shoulders and vice versa at times.

verdict :
this bag is totally worth every penny
it can be worn in so many occasions for so many years to come
a Chanel classic flap is a good investment for every women, doesn't matter if they're the latest or vintage

click here for feature of Chanel classic flap and reissues on bagcraze blog


Missy said...

Love the new blog! Great review. i own this bag myself and i agree with you that it's definately worth every penny (i paid a whopping £1,200!!)
It would be great if you could add me to your affilates list on this blog? i'll add you on mine too :)

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miss sophie said...

i die i die i die....this is THE bag on my wishlist. saving up my pennies now!