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Jul 15, 2012, 4:41pm   #16
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You will look great with m/l !!!
I am 168cm and I find Jumbo suits me better but WOC also looks cute on me...hahaha.

Good luck!
Jul 15, 2012, 7:39pm   #17
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Thank you all for your valuable feedback! Yes indeed, I am a bit concern about the space for M/L but it's such a beauty! And so are the other two bags. With GST I can stow more but I've read under 'regret purchases' thread and many mentioned that it sags pretty quickly. Is that true for every GST? I intend to use it pretty often.

On the other hand, with m/l, it's space constraint as what bluekit, A_H and MMWhite mentioned.

Thank you again all you lovely ppl for your precious thoughts shared!
Jul 15, 2012, 7:44pm   #18
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Originally Posted by NewCoachQueen
If you're planning to end up with all 3, get the flap first. I have those three too :)
NewCoachQueen! I hope that I'll be able to get all 3 eventually. But with prices going up..Which bag is your favourite out of the three?


Originally Posted by ipekkeles
I'll be buying my first Chanel in August as well, so i'm right there with you, hoping the price increase is after August
Yay! Which bag are you getting? Good luck to us!
Jul 15, 2012, 7:47pm   #19
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Originally Posted by jdmf

NewCoachQueen! I hope that I'll be able to get all 3 eventually. But with prices going up..Which bag is your favourite out of the three?

Yay! Which bag are you getting? Good luck to us!
The flap. It is so beautiful, comfortable, and luxurious to me. I love that it is elegant with jeans and a dress. I love that it is feminine. I love that I can wear it 3 ways. Get the flap. Mine is black with gold hardware. Open a Saks account and get the discount. It's what I did. You don't have to charge the whole thing on it. Good luck!
Jul 15, 2012, 8:09pm   #20
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Originally Posted by bluekit
I'd say to go for the M/L flap as well. It transitions from day to night easily. But also think about what you need to carry on a daily basis because a M/L flap has limited space. GL!!
Thank you Bluekit! Would love Jumbo but I have many big bags. But hope M/L would be big enough?

Originally Posted by A_H
M/L is very classic! But also a little limiting for things you can carry in it. IMO, GST and WOC are a great option for first-timer Chanel. If you like to fill your bags with things in the daytime and have quick, top access to them, GST is the best ... and the WOC is perfect for an evening bag or small clutch.

Hope this helps ... good luck!
That's very true A_H! That's why I'm so indecisive! lol

Originally Posted by mmwhite
I say GST & WOC. I find the M/L to be a bit too small. If you get the GST & WOC you will have 2 Chanel's to start your collection instead of 1!!
MMWhite, couldn't agree with you more-2 bags! but Flap is a must have too!

Originally Posted by porsche09
I would get the GST , Since u need a Everyday bag
Porsche09, yeah! my hubby actually bought the GST from New York but colour of chain was not the one I was keen on and after reading further in TPF about the lovely varieties, I became confused. He is refunding it. Europe is cheaper as he will be able to claim tax refund. So I have some time to ponder about it. lol

Originally Posted by ceya
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Thank you Ceya!

Originally Posted by simbasam
Definitely #2 for your first!
Simbasam, thank you! Hope it will not be my last! then I will not be having The flap

Originally Posted by milksway25
my vote is m/l flap also good luck w/ ur decision
Thank you Milksway25! fingers crossed!

Originally Posted by wild child
Class m/l flap!
Thank you Wild child!

Originally Posted by musicscrip
You will look great with m/l !!!
I am 168cm and I find Jumbo suits me better but WOC also looks cute on me...hahaha.

Good luck!
Thanks musicscrip! Yes, jumbo def looks good on you for your height! I have an LV neverfull(L) cause my hubby says its only slightly more to pay for the large, why not get that, and now, I'm regretting it cause it looks so huge on me, but I still love it cause I throw lots of stuff in it. heehee. But I'm going to be more careful in my selection now as I want it to fit my frame. GST is a gr8 size bag for everyday! m/l is so TDF.

I will update you all on my decision! Thnx again!
Jul 15, 2012, 8:16pm   #21
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Originally Posted by NewCoachQueen
The flap. It is so beautiful, comfortable, and luxurious to me. I love that it is elegant with jeans and a dress. I love that it is feminine. I love that I can wear it 3 ways. Get the flap. Mine is black with gold hardware. Open a Saks account and get the discount. It's what I did. You don't have to charge the whole thing on it. Good luck!
Thank you! Oh really?! Does it apply to tourists? I'm from Singapore. Wow! it would be great then! as I mentioned to one of the PF, my hubby bought the GST earlier but he's returning it as gold does not suit me so much. I'll let him know about the Saks acc!
Jul 15, 2012, 8:18pm   #22
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Originally Posted by ipekkeles
I say, go with the M/L flap since there are talks about a price increase coming.
I heard that too from a Chanel employee at neimans
Jul 15, 2012, 8:21pm   #23
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Originally Posted by seahorseinstripes
i vote for chanel m/l, you can use it for running errands and picking your kids and you also carry it for night out or drinks
Seahorsestripes! U spoke my mind! but greedy me was thinking of quantitiy too! lol

Originally Posted by Xenia_
I say go with the M/L!!!!
Thank you Xenia! Fingers crossed!
Jul 15, 2012, 8:28pm   #24
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Originally Posted by Mamamaxim
I heard that too from a Chanel employee at neimans
Mamamaxim! Gosh! Did they mention when? Read about it from other thread! hope that it'll not be so soon. Hope I can at least get one bag b4 the price hike.
Jul 15, 2012, 8:39pm   #25
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based on your needs...i would say M/L as well
Jul 15, 2012, 8:43pm   #26
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Originally Posted by jdmf
Mamamaxim! Gosh! Did they mention when? Read about it from other thread! hope that it'll not be so soon. Hope I can at least get one bag b4 the price hike.
I would vote for the m/l as well for a few reasons:

1) Given your height, the m/l will fit your body more proportionally...although many petite ladies totally rock a GST.

2) If you can downsize what you carry, then the m/l would be a perfect bag to use during the day time and then transition to night.

3) I like that the medium can be worn double straps (which for me stay in place) or single strap.

4) I tried the GST too and found that it was too heavy (even when empty) and boxy for my taste. I also did not like that one strap would always be slipping off. Also, some ladies don't like that it starts to sag after a while.

5) WOCs are great but the medium at least gives you the option to carry a bit more and because it's not too big can be used for formal occasions in lieu of a clutch or for quick trips with the kids, etc.

Good luck with your decision!
Jul 15, 2012, 9:05pm   #27
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tlilrascal-Thank you. Love your bags in your Avatar!

PF2010, Thank you! all your feedbacks will definitely help me decide better. Yes, I was worried after reading about the sagging on GST. Lovely bag but wouldn't want it to look seasoned in that way. lol. WOCs are so sweet! I do carry quite a lot( small umbrella, purse, keys, gloss, packets of tissues) especially if my husband is out of town, that'll mean that I have to travel by bus or cab. If he is back, then he's my chauffeur! heehee. I can't drive.
Jul 15, 2012, 10:56pm   #28
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The m/l is great! I chose it as my first Chanel :) I'm about 5"3 and the size is perfect! I was contemplating the Jumbo but for some reason all my friends and my hubby said it looked big on me, so the m/l it was for me!

If you are concerned about the limited space the m/l can afford you, take a look at this thread - lists what other tpfers are putting into their m/l flaps :)

http://forum.purseblog.com/chanel/wh...ap-754670.html
Jul 15, 2012, 11:16pm   #29
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Congrats on starting on your Chanel journey! I would say GST and a WOC since you are a mom. However, many here like the classic m/l flap and I would advise you to think carefully and research (read TPF haha!) on this bag because although it is iconic, it is not for everyone.

I wanted one too (the m/l) but when I got it, I saw how tiny it was and in addition to the small size, the hard caviar and the double flaps really got in the way of trying to open the bag to even try to fit little things in there. If you are the type of person like me where you like to quickly get in and out of your bag, then the m/l may not be for you.

Of course, you could think about getting the m/l in lambskin. I love the look and feel of the lambskin, how soft it is, but many have stated that lambskin is hard to care for. But I think the lambskin would make the m/l easier to get into.

Good luck on your decision. Look forward to your reveal(s)!!
Jul 15, 2012, 11:42pm   #30
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Originally Posted by aurora29
The m/l is great! I chose it as my first Chanel :) I'm about 5"3 and the size is perfect! I was contemplating the Jumbo but for some reason all my friends and my hubby said it looked big on me, so the m/l it was for me!

If you are concerned about the limited space the m/l can afford you, take a look at this thread - lists what other tpfers are putting into their m/l flaps :)

http://forum.purseblog.com/chanel/wh...ap-754670.html
aurora29, thank you very much for the linking me to the thread! Sugaryblue is very good in packing!

Originally Posted by jaffe
Congrats on starting on your Chanel journey! I would say GST and a WOC since you are a mom. However, many here like the classic m/l flap and I would advise you to think carefully and research (read TPF haha!) on this bag because although it is iconic, it is not for everyone.

I wanted one too (the m/l) but when I got it, I saw how tiny it was and in addition to the small size, the hard caviar and the double flaps really got in the way of trying to open the bag to even try to fit little things in there. If you are the type of person like me where you like to quickly get in and out of your bag, then the m/l may not be for you.

Of course, you could think about getting the m/l in lambskin. I love the look and feel of the lambskin, how soft it is, but many have stated that lambskin is hard to care for. But I think the lambskin would make the m/l easier to get into.

Good luck on your decision. Look forward to your reveal(s)!!
Jaffe, thank you for your feedback! u did not get one in the end? which bag did u decide on? Jumbo? Will think long and hard b4 jumping in!
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