1. Hi,
    I'm debating whether or not to pull the trigger on the new Gabrielle hobo bag in a small size. Has anyone already bought the bag and if so, what are your thoughts? And if I were to buy it, should I buy the blue/black or ivory/black?
  2. I am having the same dilemma, bug with the small blue black or all black. Have you tried it in person?
  3. Yes, I have. The small doesn't seem to fit much but but the medium is too big for me. The beige/black combo seems like I have to baby it and the blue/black seems great with more casual styles. All my Chanel bags are black so I wanted to stay away from all black.
  4. I just bought this bag. I was originally going to buy the small but once I saw them in person and tried them on I decided to buy the medium. I am in love!!! I bought the all black version. Hope this helps.
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  5. The small has a narrow opening, and my SA said some of his customers have complained the zipper scratches their hand. The small is very small.

    I bought the medium. The opening is nice, wide and relaxed. The size is basically the same as my Jumbo.

    It's edgy, relaxed and I have no hesitations while carrying it- I'm not afraid of dings or creases. It's my favorite bag!
    I know some people on TPF (who don't have it) have complained about the design or its look, and that it's not a classic. Classic or not, it's an awesome bag!!!!!
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  6. I original bought the all black in medium size and found it's too big for my frame so I returned it and got the small one. The small one was actually smaller than I thought. But it's now my favorite everyday bag. It fit my Hermes compact wallet, IPhone 6s+, lipsticks, lipgloss, compact and my keys with no problems. The opening is small but I can lived with it. I do agree that it's an awesome bag! Absolutely a great everyday lay low purse that goes with every outfit.
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  7. I really wanted the small size initially, but my SA said "too small". When I finally saw a medium in the flesh, it was a lot smaller than I thought - it was perfect for me, and I'm 5'2. I'm a jeans & t-shirt kind of girl, and I love, love this bag! Having said that, I might just get a small size come later in the year, depending on the next iteration....FYI, I saw both the ivory & black & blue & black - and preferred the latter. But really, they are all great. I wanted a white & black for summer, so that's what I ended up with myself.
  8. I want to get a small size originally, but I turned it down right after I checked it out, its way too small, the opening is so narrow, hard to get things in and out, and yes, it will scratch your hand definitely. Then I tried the medium, it's a perfect size, actually smaller than I thought. I picked the all black one, I don't want to baby it and able to use it everyday.
  9. I am 5'7" and bought the all black medium and I also love it! I love that it is a subtle, edgy, casual bag that works great with every outfit because there are so many different ways to wear it. I prefer a zip close over a flap and the mixed metal chains work perfectly with all of my jewelry. I plan on purchasing another as soon as the perfect color appears!
  10. Wow, it actually fits a lot of stuff!
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  11. Gabrielle is such a beautiful bag. I didn't have a chance to try it yet, but I am planing to get the medium if comfortable and lightweight. It would be very useful to see pics of TPF members wearing it. :smile:
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  12. I'll try to take photos later.

    It's very lightweight and comfy. I have three bulging discs in my neck and severe arthritis complications after a head on car accident years ago- and I wear it just fine! I hope you like it!!!!
  13. I just bought the backpack version and its beautiful - supple leather with a hard rigid base, and so lightweight - and you have got to love the mix of hardware colours - nothing at all to not love about them in my opinion :tup:
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  14. I'm still unsure because it just seems so casual. I know Chanel is trying to make this the next big boy bag. But I bought the girl bag (tying sleeves) and it never got big. I'm thinking of maybe waiting it out until fall or next spring?
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  15. Im also on the fence about it - I am tall, and love the large size Gabrielle, but I also like 'classic' bags, and after watching the ads for it, I think it could be a bit of a 'trendy' look with all cross body chains. I don't know - it does look really nice on the shoulder - Im undecided. I want to see the tote - its hasn't come to my local Chanel yet....that might be my choice - : )
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