Need help deciding (CF medium or CF rectangular mini)

which bag should I get?


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terinicola

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hi everyone i need your help!
I'm stuck, I really loved the grey that came out with the 20C for a classic flap but completely missed out on that.

I texted my SA and he had sent over pictures of some options.. so here is my dilemma that I'm now stuck in and I need some help deciding which one to get.
(The only chanel bags I have are a 19K so black reissue aged calfskin in a 225 and chanel business Affinity backpack calfskin in black). I do live in a state that gets 4 seasons so I like being able to wear my bag all season long.

Here i am.. i need your help deciding between:
  • Classic Flap rectangular mini, dark grey in lambskin
  • Classic flap medium, blue in caviar
The chanel rectangular mini is cheaper of course (not a huge deal but its definitely way cheaper than the classic flap due to the latest price increase).
BUT i don't have a blue bag yet in my handbag collection so the classic flap medium would be a perfect addition (I have a purple hermes picotin or else I would have jumped all over this seasons purple classic flap)

Its hard to tell from the photo but I think both are in gold or light champagne hardware (i still need to verify). I really do not want to have silver hardware, i never liked it on any of my bags
I don't really have a bag in either leathers, I know people mention about lambskin being harder to care for (but I don't mine). Caviar is a sturdier leather and I feel like the structure of the bag would hold up after years of use.

The thing is I'm trying to weigh all the factors like timelessness, wearability, color, price, hardware color and so on.

Thanks for helping me decide!

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That is the mini that I have and it is the light gold hardware. It is super lovely; but that being said, nothing beats a classic flap and that is a beautiful blue that will work for all seasons and with a variety of color outfits. If cost is not a huge issue I would go with that.
 

kylienarak

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Honest Advice: Don't get these two and wait for what you really want instead. It sounds like you don't love either of them (size, leather or color combo). I've been seeing dif grey bags from Chanel lately so I'm sure they will release more in the near future. But if you must pick btwn these two, I would go with the dark grey lamb rec flap. I usually avoid lamb but darker color lamb is OK. Hope this help & good luck deciding!
 

terinicola

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Honest Advice: Don't get these two and wait for what you really want instead. It sounds like you don't love either of them (size, leather or color combo). I've been seeing dif grey bags from Chanel lately so I'm sure they will release more in the near future. But if you must pick btwn these two, I would go with the dark grey lamb rec flap. I usually avoid lamb but darker color lamb is OK. Hope this help & good luck deciding!
Soo I ended up truly taking your advice and not getting either. I kept asking if my SA had any other colors and I found a bag from the previous 19S collection that I absolutely LOVE everything about and didnt hesitate when purchasing.

Just goes to show you should never just settle on a purchase...

My new bag comes in next week!

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kylienarak

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Soo I ended up truly taking your advice and not getting either. I kept asking if my SA had any other colors and I found a bag from the previous 19S collection that I absolutely LOVE everything about and didnt hesitate when purchasing.

Just goes to show you should never just settle on a purchase...

My new bag comes in next week!

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Happy to hear that! Congrats and enjoy your new bag! That one is a lovely color. I own a flat card holder in that color myself :hbeat:
 
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terinicola

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Happy to hear that! Congrats and enjoy your new bag! That one is a lovely color. I own a flat card holder in that color myself :hbeat:
Thank you!
It seems like such a gorgeous color that I haven't seen, even in other bags from different fashion houses.
 

terinicola

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It's very close to Tiffany Blue - just more green than blue. Also, the caviar is matte. Very pretty and unique for sure :tup:
IM SOO HERE for that color. I am excited for the matte caviar!! My friend said it was more of a spring summer color, but I don't even care, im going to wear it all year round, even when its snowing haha.
 
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terinicola

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Shes finally in my hands. Im in awe of her. Just been staring at a dang bag for the last hour. Ha who would've thought I could do that for an hour.
Shes the perfect color and im very happy i didnt settle!

Moral of the story, never settle for anything less than what you absolutely love.