Opinion between Cerf Tote and Kelly

Mimster

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Do you mean the Hermes Kelly or Chanel Kelly?

If it's between the Chanels, then the cerf tote. I tried it one the other day, and it is a great tote. Very practical and chic.

If it's between Hermes & Chanel, then Hermes kelly.
 

luvjjang

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I much prefer Cerf tote over chanel kelly..but I guess it is depands on where you need.

cerf is much more casual bag than chanel kelly IMO.
 

LVDevotee

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If you mean Chanel Kelly, I'd say Cerf. I got a Cerf a few weeks ago and it has become one of my favorite bags ever! So chic and functional! I :heart::heart::heart: the Cerf! But if your other choice is Hermes Kelly then it's a tougher choice as that is so timeless and beautiful. GL deciding!
 

bdrmflr

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Cerf, because it's minimalist yet chic while wearable day/night. That makes more bang for your buck, not to mention, it's shoulder or arm carried.
 

diera23

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either Chanel or Hermes Kelly, I say Kelly is more preferable personally for me than Cerf Tote
 

jmen

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Apples and oranges -- my orange Kelly :smile: The Cerf is a classy under the radar piece. It doesn't scream Chanel (which I love). It is utilitarian, simplistic in design and elegant.

The Kelly is a notch above in elegancet, great craftsmanship but that's true of Hermes, period. However, it is a tad of a pain to get in and out of, imho, so you should be aware of that from the get go. I love how it can be hand held or carried on the shoulder.

The choice may hinge on how you plan to use the purse. Every day workhorse for schlepping, I'd go with the Cerf.
 

viciel

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Agree with JMEN, cerf tote is great, you can easily carry it over your shoulder and will easily fit your work docs or magazines or a laptop, but it doesn't have a complete zipper top and the makeup bag that button into the sides sometimes get in the way, so not the ideal travel tote. but it's classy and subtle elegance.
 

jmen

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Is OP referring of Hermes Kelly or the Chanel hand held that really shouldn't be called a Kelly, because it is nothing like the Hermes. I don't mean that to be snooty at all. Chanel's handheld is not the pia to open and close (think the CC turnlock) versus the straps and turnlock mechanism on the Hermes.

Use would still determines the choice imo. One should not jam the sink in a H Kelly and think I'll just leave the flap open. The purse will be open in a very unbalanced way and thus changing the elegance and intended look of the purse. Far worse from I have read is half closing a Kelly (Hermes) so that the closure mechanism is bearing the weight of the contents.

Just a little more 411 to throw into the mixing bowl.
 

luciabugia

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^ Sorry all for not being clear in my first post! I was refering to Chanel Kelly/handheld.

Thanks for all input.

jmen, I prefer Birkin to Kelly (talking about H) because of the opening/closing factor too. Plus I think it is a bit unclassy to leave the flap open on Kelly but it is fine on Birkin. Thanks for your input, am thinking for getting a handheld bag from Chanel before I 'retire' from C and hopefully move to H slowly : D
 

Mediana

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Lucia .. I would go for the Cerf. A classic simple yet elegant bag. The Chanel Kelly has never really caught my eye so I can't say that much about it.
 

jmen

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^ Sorry all for not being clear in my first post! I was refering to Chanel Kelly/handheld.

Thanks for all input.

jmen, I prefer Birkin to Kelly (talking about H) because of the opening/closing factor too. Plus I think it is a bit unclassy to leave the flap open on Kelly but it is fine on Birkin. Thanks for your input, am thinking for getting a handheld bag from Chanel before I 'retire' from C and hopefully move to H slowly : D
For a brief spell I had a Chanel "kelly" and found that sucka to be heavy. It was caviar and was the larger size and it didn't stay in the house long due to the weight factor. I don't own a Cerf but I suspect it is lighter but perhaps someone who owns one will chime in so you can be as informed as possible.