East/West Bag or Classic 2.55 for Someone Petite

apags

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I can't decide between the east/west bag or the medium classic 2.55 in black cavier. I would mainly be using it in the evening for dinners and events and also during the day for showers, luncheons etc. I'm only planning to get one chanel bag. I'm a petite girl that's 5'1''. I know the classic is timeless and versatile but the east/west bag is cute for the evening. I'm also concerned the classic may be too big for evening? Which is better?
 

bfali

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if you are only getting one, I would get classic. Have you tried the styles on??
 

apags

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Apr 2, 2010
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yes i tried them both. i like the classic especially since it's versatile but feel its a little big after trying on the east-west. then i read that the 2 are pretty much just the same size.
 

Jaded81

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Sounds like you prefer the E/W better. Either one would be a good choice for your requirements! Another alternative would be the small flap which is one inch smaller than the m/l.
 

apags

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i didn't realize there was a small flap. the SA told me it didn't exist and just showed me the mini. thanks!
 

jmen

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If it's a choice between mini and e/w, you can definitely fit a lot more into the e/w.
 

djrr

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if you think the e/w is too big..then m/l 10" will probably be too big for you too.
i would recommend s/m as well, it's 9".
 

jainstein

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Since I'm a big bag girl, I wanna say jumbo (:P) but since you're choosing between the E/W and M/L, I would pick M/L. I might be biased but I don't think medium would look too big on you at all!!! I'm also 5'1" but I don't think even jumbo or 227 look big on me. Plus, since you're getting only one Chanel, M/L will be more versatile and practical from day to evening.
 

kaitylin

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I got the small flap and I love it! It's the perfect size. I'm a lot taller than you so I imagine it will be even more perfect with your height :smile:
 

apags

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Apr 2, 2010
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Thanks all! I went back to the store to try them both on again and bought the M/L!!!.

I had them take out the paper stuffed inside the M/L and it was perfect. I think maybe that was why it felt too big before. I love it now!
 

peafleut

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Glad you found the bag that works for you. The medium/large is an excellent size flap for day and night. Also, what color, hardware, etc. did you get. Some photos would be really nice. Congrats.