Just curious - but when any of you bought your very first Chanel purse - was it in the Chanel boutique or did alot of you decide on a pre-loved one? I'm so undecided on what to do. At the moment, I keep thinking I can't afford a brand new one so I've been looking through eBay but just am very wary on getting one through there - I've been talking to a lady about a vintage 1980 Chanel that she got estated to her that she's willing to sell for $500.00 - I live in Virginia Beach so not sure how close a Chanel store is .. but I also haven't seen many Chanels in person either - so it's hard for me to figure out what I want. *Sigh* I've been talking to my DH and he says if it's a purse I'm going to use for years then he thinks its a good investment. I've even talked about selling my Coach purses and Dooney and Burke ones to help in my purchase of a Chanel. I love my purses - all of them .. each has special meaning and memories when I bought them .. does that sound weird? LOL. So anyhow - what was your very first Chanel purse purchase? And was it the best thing that you did? Do you still use it?!