Chanel Newbie

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  1. I am thinking about purchasing my first Chanel piece. I was browsing the Chanel in the Neiman's near my house and I just didn't see anything that caught my eye. I'm into vintage but I am wary about purchasing online and I'm not close enough to make a day trip to NYC with my schedule (I'm in the Philadelphia area). I don't really know how much I want to spend yet but can anyone give me a ballpark range for a smaller tote or a smaller flap bag? Any suggestions on a good first bag?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. You might want to check out the reference library and look through all the different styles (there's a lot so the price range is broad). Once you find one, we can help you w/ colors, etc. :tup:
  3. 1st of all, you need to know two things:
    what type of bag: tote, small, flap or satchel or around there.
    what color?: you like metallics, deep colors, simple black, brown etc.
    and then if you happn to like a special chanel that you saw somewhere.

    after these things you start your hunt, its so hard to pick any bag in fact specially this pricey.
  4. For a smaller handbag from Chanel, band new will range from $1600-$2200 easy.
    Are there any other locations that sell Chanel near you? Every store, even every NM will have different pieces. Keep looking, I'm positive you'll find something you NEEEED! :biggrin:
  5. Thanks for your replies. I checked out the reference library and there are so many gorgeous bags, I have to admit I was slightly overwhelmed. I like the flap bags, it's such a classic style and can go with anything. I also like the shopping totes. I think I'd be into blacks and blues, I'd say pink but that might be a little much for the first bag choice. I think the Saks Fifth Avenue near me has a Chanel boutique and if I fall in love with something I'd be willing to travel to find it if I have to (NYC is only 1 1/2 hours away). I travel to Florida often during the year and Bal Harbour is always on the list. Anyway thanks again, everyone here is so helpful.
  6. med/large classic flap in black caviar ($2350)!! I just got mine last month (its my first) and I am SO happy with my decision. Good luck and keep us posted :tup: