Alternative to GST

babyhart

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hi all, i'm looking for a spacious tote but i don't have the GST yet. i have a petit shopper but it can't hold all that i need with my kids. i have the medallion tote but i can't get into it easily and it's more of just basics fit.

i heard the gst can get heavy so is there an alternative tote to the GST or should i invest in one?

what GST colors are usually available? i prefer lambskin b/c i find it lighter to hold than caviar. what's the price difference?

thanks.
 

Nat

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Feb 8, 2007
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Maybe you will like the large Cotton Club tote?
I don't think it's as heavy as the GST.

There are some nice pictures of the CC totes in the reference library.
 

mkarya

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if you like the rock...and dont mind it is vinly...the size is good and the bag is super light....I am still detating to keep or not to keep since it is a vinly bag.
 

alouette

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Nov 28, 2006
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CC is a great alternative. I hear a lot of raves about that tote. I hear it's not permanent so might want to find one soon. :sad:
 

babyhart

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oooo, i just saw the CC totes in the reference library and i really like it!!! the large is 1995 but the medium, any idea?

are the CCs still available? hopefully there will be here in nyc.
 

Yorelica

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the med. CC is really small compared to the GST...
you would have to be looking at the large CC as an GST alternative
 

evychew

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GST does not come in lambskin, I believe.

I personally think the Diamond stitch tote is veryyy cute! but it has a zipper on top, so it's not very easy-access either per se. An alternative to the cotton club tote is the cambon tote.
 

fieryfashionist

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Hi. :smile: I've also heard from a few women here that the GST can get heavy... but I'm sure that depends on the person, and what you put inside. I've seen the GST in black w/ gold or silver hardware (the silver is coming out for fall), beige with gold, white with silver, brown with silver (not available now; there was a distressed brown calfskin available last fall I believe, but I'm not sure if you can track that down now). :smile: A bordeaux color (caviar leather) with silver hardware is also coming out for fall.

I love the Cotton Club tote - I have one in bronze, and find that's it's lightweight (especially for a substantial tote), and fits plenty. It has a zippered top, but I think that it's easy enough to get in and out of. Here's a pic I took a while back of mine:

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t208/fieryfashionista/Bronzecottonclubmodel2.jpg

If you like an unstructured tote (however, it doesn't have a zippered top), there is always the Cabas. The Khaki (my personal favorite) is coming back for fall, but black is great too, dark silver, etc. Here is a pic of my Khaki Cabas and Bronze CC tote :smile::

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t208/fieryfashionista/BronzeCottonClubv-1.jpg

If you like lambskin best, I personally adore the Vintage Ligne tote... you can find pictures in the Reference Library, and I have this in dark chocolate. It's so light, has a zipper, and is just gorgeous IMO:

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t208/fieryfashionista/YummychoclateyVLtote.jpg

I don't think you can find this color any longer, but this tote also came in a lighter caramel brown, black, and grey.

Sorry for writing a Chanel tote novel haha... I hope I helped a little though... good luck finding a tote!! :smile: