Beige Classic ‘Flop’: Keep or Return?

baninny

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Hi everyone,

Hope you are safe and sane during this time.

I kind of feel guilty for posting during this time but we all cope differently...anyway, here it goes.

I am in a bit of a pickle here. I am one of the folks who ‘panic shopped’ for a classic flap before the price increase. I currently have a black Classic Flap Medium Caviar GHW in my collection and I always wanted a beige version with GHW.

All stores are OOS of the GHW so I bought the “last piece” available yesterday (beige medium caviar SHW).

When I unboxed it, it didn’t make my heart skip a beat - cheesy, I know (I just rolled my eyes). I don’t think I was disappointed because it’s SHW - I think the beige was just lighter than I hoped it would be in person. I am a bit underwhelmed. The purse was nicely packed and it is flawless but I just don’t know if it’s worth the $6300 (tax included) I paid for. Deep inside I know I can get a beige (shade that I like) Coco Handle GHW for a couple thousand $ less.

I don’t know if I should return this and get a Coco handle instead or if I should keep this knowing that down the road, I may want a beige classic flap when price is more outrageous as it already is now and I would definitely regret not keeping this. I know for sure I will not buy a classic flap in the future with the new prices. I also know that I can buy a coco handle in the future (fingers crossed).

I know ultimately it’s my decision but I wonder what you would do? Appreciate your thoughts.

PS - I don’t think I will consider preloved/vintage at this point.
 

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x_allegra_x

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The bag is really beautiful but I totally understand your uncertainty! If it were me, I would probably return it. I don't like having things in my collection that don't make me super happy, especially at such a high price. Have you tried the bag on with a few different outfits to see if it suits your style? I do this with all of my bags just to make sure that it is versatile and worth the money. I hope this helped! x
 

baninny

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The bag is really beautiful but I totally understand your uncertainty! If it were me, I would probably return it. I don't like having things in my collection that don't make me super happy, especially at such a high price. Have you tried the bag on with a few different outfits to see if it suits your style? I do this with all of my bags just to make sure that it is versatile and worth the money. I hope this helped! x
I like this idea! I will totally do this tomorrow and see what works. Thanks for your input. Very helpful.
 
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perlefine

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I would return, if you don’t love it. Just trust your gut feeling.

I think beige is beautiful (my favorite chanel color) but I prefer it with gold hardware instead of silver.
 
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Jdltcb

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I think you should return it and wait for one that you love. I also prefer a slightly darker beige and purchased a beautiful seasonal medium flap last year. Wait until you find a beige you love!
 
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Don't roll your eyes at yourself... if your heart doesn't skip at a 6k bag, return. The last time I bought a classic flap, I actually gasped when I opened it (it's the white one in my profile pic). That's the reaction you want to have.
 
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i*bella

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I know the "meh" feeling you described... I would love a beige caviar bag with GHW but it has to be the right shade of beige. Silver hardware doesn't do it for me, so I would return.
 
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missmythology

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maybe put it on your shelf for two days and think about if you’d miss it? I once returned a bag cause I compromised on the hw and I recently found photos and totally regretted it.. haha
on the other hand, when you’re already calling it flop it might be better to return it :P
 
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