Comparison with YSL large College bag and Chanel Boy in new medium

Swedengirl

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I just want to start by saying that I know that I am a very lucky girl to be able to have both these bags. I am not rich and I dont have a BF who buys me nice gifts ;(. I save and then I treat myself. The Chanel I bought pre-loved and the YSL new from their website.

I tought it might be interesting to somebody out there lusting for a Chanel but thinking that YSL College is a good replacement as its nowhere near as expensive as a Chanel.

I have the YSL collage bag in the Large size with black hw and the new medium Chanel Boy bag in gold hw. Here are my comments:

YSL:
doesnt go crossbody. Is super light and has great organisation Inside the bag with two open sections and one big zipped. Also it has a slip pocket on the backside. It has a short handle. Fits suprisingly lot. Magnetic closure that is hard to open (also a good point) and Im still struggling closing it exactly in the magnet. The flap is perfect size and not in the way.

Chanel:
can be worn three ways, Xbody, on shoulder and doubled. Its also super light. Has no organisation (!!) only a slim zipped pocket which i dont dare to use as it might bulk out on the back. Fits suprisingly small amount. Has a lock closening which is easy to open close. The flap is long and stiff.

If both my bags were stolen and I was to only buy one of them back (for same price as I bought Them for) I would buy the YSL mainly due to it having more space, the different compartments and the back slip pocket.

So forget about that Chanel and go for the YSL!

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I was planning on buying a Chanel jumbo or maxi single flap (pre-loved of course), but now I start to think that I should get the ysl college bag instead [emoji848] I feel the YSL i more casual and fits better to my simple lifestyle. I have a medium classic flap already but it spends most of its time in the dustbag in the closet... [emoji23]
Your YSL looks great!!
 
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Swedengirl

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I was planning on buying a Chanel jumbo or maxi single flap (pre-loved of course), but now I start to think that I should get the ysl college bag instead [emoji848] I feel the YSL i more casual and fits better to my simple lifestyle. I have a medium classic flap already but it spends most of its time in the dustbag in the closet... [emoji23]
Your YSL looks great!!

The YSL is great, i use mine more than the Chanel mainly due to two reasons: i dont have to baby the YSL and it looks more casual not screaming luxury. I ordered a medium college in red that Will arrive later this week :smile: Will do a comparison between the large and medium also.
 

new_to_lv

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The YSL is great, i use mine more than the Chanel mainly due to two reasons: i dont have to baby the YSL and it looks more casual not screaming luxury. I ordered a medium college in red that Will arrive later this week :smile: Will do a comparison between the large and medium also.

Do you mean the "dark red"? It looks more like a bordeaux color, very pretty [emoji7]
 

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