Here is the question - if you are traveling to a big city, oversea, would you use your 2.55 as a purse (together with a carry-on bag, or not)?
I bought it a while back and didnt have the chance to use it yet, would like to try it on my up-coming trip. A bit worried about the chains; they will be kind of heavy after a few hours' walking/sightseeing and maybe digging into my shoulder...
Also I'd like to know what/which chanel bag you carry with when you travel! Please do share with me, thanks.
I have never taken any of my Chanels with me when I travel.... but only because I am so anal about them and worry something might happen to them!!! If that is not an issue, I don't see why not. That said... the 227 might be a little heavy after awhile. I tend to get shoulder aches in general and can never carry my chanels for too long a period at a time! I usually carry my Gerard Darel Python... it is extremely light!!
My jumbo is heavier than my 226! But if I had to pick one for travelling, it would be the jumbo I think because you can fit more in... plus I can always get my SO to carry it for me when my shoulder aches! hehe
When traveling I like to use my Bottega Venetas because they are understated lux chic and usually on the lighter side (especially the Venetas).
When traveling with Chanel, I like to use my Rock and Chain or large reissue camera case since they have a zip closure. I carried the Rock and Chain to Italy recently and it did fabulous! I also brought along my WOC to use at night or when I only needed to carry cash, credit cards, lipgloss and small set of keys. They both did great. HTH!
It depends on where I am travelling. It also depends on the country and the various economic conditions and cultural climate of the country I travel to. If it is in an environment where people/natives are struggling economically I typically try to blend in with the natives and will use something more economical. But, if I am traveling in a touristy, higher financial/economical area ( i.e, where I can gauge that most people are financially very stable/well off) I would carry it. I simply try to blend in. I don't want to make myself vulnerable for potentially theft and I am very senstive to world conditions of country/area that I am visiting. I travel alot on various continents and simply try to blend in with others. By the way, I love carrying my old Chanel backpack for tourist activities. I hope this helps.
I def. don't travel with any nice bags anymore because they always end up getting scuffed. If I want to bring them along for the trip, I package them in my carry-on bag but never carry them on the plane. AND NEVER pack them for the checked luggage!!!