A first classic flap - advice

Jereni

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As is often the case for me, one exciting Chanel purchase prompts another and I find myself debating between lambskin classic flaps. I was hoping to get some advice from you ladies that have them.

Brief back info - I also love caviar leather, but it doesn't speak to me the way that lamb does. I am gentle on my bags and have many delicate ones that still look great, so we can take durability out of the equation. I also want a color, as I intend to get a black reissue at some point.

So then in terms of lambskin flaps in a color - below are three colors that I have been considering. (Granted, none of them are necessarily obtainable right now, but I'm patient). The problem is, I already have bags in these color families, so none of them fills a clear gap in my wardrobe ;).

That said, which one of these colors would you get, and why?

A bright red
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A bright blue
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A minty or otherwise green with blue undertones
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Thanks for any thoughts!
 

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I would go with red. Red was the first 'colourful' Chanel bag that I ever bought (in my case, a boy bag). Not only is red a 'classic' Chanel colour, but I consider it to be like a neutral - it pretty much goes with everything. I would find it harder to match a bright blue or mint green flap to my clothing, even though I embrace colour in my wardrobe. Red flaps also hold their value (sometimes even better than black bags).
 
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My vote is for red because it is stunning! I do agree it can go with so much and can be so hard to find later making it so valuable.
 

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Another vote for red. My first classic flap was a red lambskin jumbo (13C) and I love it dearly. Chanel reds are gorgeous! [emoji173]️
 
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OMG if you ever find the mint green color please share your intel as it's my favorite!!! I think Lamb sounds perfect for you since you take good care of your bags and don't think you'll have trouble :smile:
 

Jereni

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I would go with red. Red was the first 'colourful' Chanel bag that I ever bought (in my case, a boy bag). Not only is red a 'classic' Chanel colour, but I consider it to be like a neutral - it pretty much goes with everything. I would find it harder to match a bright blue or mint green flap to my clothing, even though I embrace colour in my wardrobe. Red flaps also hold their value (sometimes even better than black bags).

Thanks - yeah I wear my current red bags a LOT, but I already have two which makes me fee a little silly getting a third. But yeah, like you I feel like red is the most classic if I'm not going for black or beige.
 

Jereni

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I think the red is the most beautiful, then blue, then green


My vote is for red because it is stunning! I do agree it can go with so much and can be so hard to find later making it so valuable.


I love a red Chanel!


Another vote for red. My first classic flap was a red lambskin jumbo (13C) and I love it dearly. Chanel reds are gorgeous! [emoji173]️


I'd also go for red. But if that wasn't available, then I'd go for blue.


The red..more 'classic'

So many votes for red! Thanks very much for the feedback.
 

Jereni

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OMG if you ever find the mint green color please share your intel as it's my favorite!!! I think Lamb sounds perfect for you since you take good care of your bags and don't think you'll have trouble :smile:

I do not in fact have a lead on this bag at the moment, but if I ever do I will hit you up asap. I love it so much but I do have a great bag in this color and I probably don't need another.
 

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I love the red too - BUT - I also feel like Red is a color you can come across somewhat frequently to add to your collection at a later time. (unless of course it's a particular shade of red that you are looking for). But that Minty green bag, there's just something about it that speaks to me personally. I love it and it looks like something that is super wearable for spring and summer and perhaps a color you may not have the opportunity to get again. So I dunno. I'd be torn between those two. And I do love the bright blue too. Welp, I'm not much help am I ? Lol! :lol: