I’ve never experienced this “staring and whispering” phenomenon when I wear my Chanel bags, so I’m actually curious if people have experienced this in person, because staring and whispering about somebody else’s belongings seems pretty rude. I’m not sure why I need to modify my behavior when I’m carrying a bag minding my own business going about my day, just to appease people who should have the manners to also mind their own business and not worry about what others have.
So I guess my answer would be no, I won’t stop buying or wearing my Chanel so others can feel better about their lives. However I do refrain from carrying Chanel bags if I know I’m going to a not great part of town due to safety concerns.
I would be more afraid of someone grabbing it and running or worse pulling a weapon. Apparently in D.C. people are getting their Canadian Goose jackets taken from them. The whispering may be setting eyes on a target and if that is you, take evasive action immediately, like walking into a store, or asking someone for directions, the time,whatever but do not continue walking towards whomever you are getting vibes that are raising a red flag.
I heard about the Canada Goose situation in DC, it’s just crazy!! It’s a sad, sad time we live in when a person can’t safely walk around with a mid level luxury jacket without worrying about getting the jacket taken from their backs in the nation’s capital.
Im also afraid of getting robbed because of my Chanel bags. I live in NYC. That would be the only reason that I am hesitant to wear my Chanel bags. Now that the medium classic flap is over 10,000, it makes me nervous carrying around something that is worth that much money. I am also very mindful of where I carry my Chanel bags. I will also try to discretely cover the logo sometimes.
I once went to a restaurant in the wrong part of downtown Atlanta after dark while wearing a 19. I had been in an upscale shopping center earlier, and was dressed for that setting, but decided to pick up take out from a new but well reviewed restaurant. It didn’t dawn on me what part of town I was in until I walked in (i wasn’t aware of my surroundings, that was my mistake), and everybody in the restaurant turned and stared at me when I walked in…I turned the logo inward but I have never been more afraid of getting robbed than that night. But I don’t think they stared at me because of my bag, I think they moreso stared because I was different from everyone else there.