Hello ladies! There is a great thread in the Hermes forum about how the ladies there save their money to afford bags... I thought we could do the same for Chanel! Plus, it never hurts to get a few new ideas from others along with sharing our own. As for how I economize to afford my Chanels: 1. I don't get professional manicures or pedicures. I do them myself at home. 2. I rarely ever purchase coffee... only if I'm very desperate! Those $3 Starbucks drinks really add up. 3. I don't own a television, so therefore have no cable bill! 4. I shop around for trendy items... for example, I bought leggings from Target that were $4... compare that to the Juicy Couture leggings which were $60... and both were just cotton with spandex! 5. I resist buying dinky little things... cheap accessories, a random cute t-shirt, a pair of heels on sale. I almost never regret my most expensive purchases, but I definitely regret all the money I've thrown away on little things! And your Chanel-savings methodology?