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I want to take the leap....I really do...but with what bag??


Aug 11, 2006
Well, I've been sneaking around here on the Chanel forum for the past few weeks and recently while I was at Neimans exchanging my Hermes Dogon (sides were flaking...long story) I mentioned to one of the BEST SA's in the world--Lisa Hamlin (big THANKS to Jag for the referral) that I wanted a great clutch. Since my life rarely requires a clutch, I don't own one. But I've felt the need recently that I should at least have one great business casual/semi formal bag. So Lisa suggests the Chanel Timeless in Caviar--and it is on hold for me until Wed. I think it is just amazing!

BUT, my question is.....should I take my first jump with Chanel with the clutch or should I just plunge in and get a bag. I do lean toward a little more simply, casual style. I'm a mother to a 4 year old with hands covered in PB&J all the time!

Please any suggestions and pics. would be greatly appreciated.

THANKS :smile:


What the VEEP?
Nov 28, 2006
Hmm..although the timeless clutch is well, truly timeless, I think it may be a little impractical for your lifestyle considering what you've already disclosed to us. If dealing w/ a 4 year old isn't enough, I doubt you want to be concerned with getting your bag dirty too or worrying about it.

I'd say something like a cerf tote or maybe a medallion tote?? They can fit over the shoulder and it has really durable leather too. Just my .02!

Keep us posted!


Jun 6, 2007
Well, even though i have a 2-year old and one more on the way, I don't see why you can't get the clutch. It depends on what you want to use it for.

I also just bought the clutch and I intend to use it for occasions where I go out with friends, shopping, even formal dinners, etc.

Also, most of the time, I don't use my bag to carry my kid's stuff, I use a diaper bag. Imagine milk or juice leaking in your chanel bag, nah.. i don't want that to happen :yucky:


Have a nice day!
Jan 14, 2006
Thank you all so much! I love the idea of a tote, but I can't seem to get that clutch out of my head. It's calling me :P

I think I may just need to get it!!!

What about an E/W flap? They can work as a clutch or you can use them for carrying a few things while you run errands. Double duty, really, and that bag will never go out of style.


Mar 25, 2007
I was also thinking of the east west flap. You can hide the chain in the bag if you want to use it as a clutch.

Wallet on a chain is also nice but a bit smaller. It can be used like a clutch, on shoulder or messenger style.

Pics are in the reference forum under classic flaps.