30th Birthday Coming! Which Chanel???

Which Chanel tote for my 30th birthday?

  • GST (Black with GHW)

  • Cerf (Black with GHW)


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StarBrite310

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So my 30th birthday is in March and my mother told me she would buy me a big gift. I have changed my mind a bunch on what I want for the past 6 months lol, but now I think I've decided that I'd like a new Chanel tote.

Here's the deal. My 1st Chanel I bought myself in 2007 was the Medallion, which to this day is my most favorite bag ever. I have it in black caviar. The rest of my Chanel bags are all flaps. 1 M/L, 2 Jumbos and 1 Maxi.

I really would love a new Chanel tote now and I'm between a black with GHW GST or Cerf tote, same color combo. Here's the thing though, I've had both these bags at home before a couple years ago and returned them because I felt each were too heavy for me. However, I've been wearing some heavier bags lately and I think I can handle them now. I'm just upset at how much each has gone up in price though, and it kills me to know I had them before at a lower cost. I guess I shouldn't think about it haha!

So I have no clue which one to get now. I remember thinking the GST was a bit boxy, but I've seen many after they've been worn in and I think it looks great. Also, I don't mind the slouchy Cerf totes either.

Which do you girls like better and more importantly, which one do you feel justifies the newer steep price now? $2900 for the GST, or $3000 for the Cerf...ugh so crazy :sweatdrop:
 

queenofchic

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The GST is too similar to your medallion. I'd get the cerf tote because it's more understated (smaller logo). Plus, I think it's more versatile because it can be a handheld/shoulder bag with the straps.
 

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Consider the Cambon tote if you don't like heavy bags. Since you have the Medallion tote and several flaps, why not consider a clutch or completely forget about Chanel for your 30th, get some jewellery or watch instead.
 

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Consider the Cambon tote if you don't like heavy bags. Since you have the Medallion tote and several flaps, why not consider a clutch or completely forget about Chanel for your 30th, get some jewellery or watch instead.
No thanks on the Cambon ;)

Lately I'm carrying my suede Proenza Schouler PS1 which is definitely not light in weight, so I'm used to a heavier bag now. Regarding a watch, I have a lot that I barely wear and sure, I'm always up for jewelry, especially rings! But I don't wanna pass up a Chanel and I really need a new black bag for everyday :smile: We'll see how I feel come March though... haha!
 

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I agree that the Cerf is definitely the option if you want something more understated. Maybe something you may use more for work? Not sure on your specific needs.

I personally am not sure how I feel on camera bags yet, but they have been growing on me the more I see them. May be lighter in terms of weight. Just another option to throw out.

Maybe check out some vintage bags/styles to see if any of those shapes inspire you. Not sure if you want a current collection/season bag.

And that is so frustrating on the price...but at least this time around its a gift! :smile:

Hope you find the perfect bag for your needs! No matter which you choose, its a CHANEL, and you can't beat that!
 

StarBrite310

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I like the GST because it's a younger look than the cerf tote. GST rocks!! Below is my GST collection for reference. Good luck on your decision. Happy early birthday!!

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j371/cpa123/GST008.jpg
Omg, the beige with gold has been on my wishlist forever. Not so sure in a GST, probably a flap, but that color combo is just TDF!!! Do you wear that bag often? Does it get dirty easily?
 

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PenelopeB

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hello!!
considering your current collection i would choose the cerf tote and i personally feel (and agree) that the medallion tote is similar to the gst.
Good luck with your choice and Happy Birthday!