Questions about Chanel Red Python Flap Bag

Jun 4, 2006
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Hi all, I need your help. If I remember correctly about a couple weeks ago I was looking at the Saks 5th lookbook/folder and I saw this pretty red python flap bag. I remember thinking the bag is gorgeous, it's the exact red I would love to have and it's pricey, like over $3000. But I also thought Python goods are not allowed in the state of California (where I live)? Am I right? Coz I think the Saks 5th folder said they will get a few in?

Though most likely I cannot talk myself into spending so much on a bag, I am just so curious whether they sell the python flap (I believe the red one is from the cruise line) in the state of CA??

Also, I don't remember the exact price (and whether it will come with a tassel like the one from winter, I don't like the tassel), anyone could help me on this?
 
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^ you know that's what I thought too but I swear I remember seeing the Saks 5th binder showing how many red python flap they will receive, but I just call them and the SA now said they don't carry the python bag.....was I just dreaming???

But anyhow, does anyone see/own this red python flap? I at least want to know the price and whether it comes with the tassel.....maybe I will just make a trip to vegas again....mmm....
 

OnyxBear

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I saw a python flap with tassel in a magazine. I think I posted a copy in the lookbooks/magazine thread and I will check. I don't know if it's the same one you saw.

Yes, CA has a ban on python goods which has been in effect for 20+ years. I believe that reputable designers use farmed pythons, not snakes caught in the wild but California doesn't make any distinction.
 
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^ i saw the pic from magazine you posted, but man, the red one i have seen in the saks 5th binder is TDF!!! and the one i saw was over $3000, like $3150 or something like that, so no it's not this one but it's similar.
 

OnyxBear

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More like this one? although this is still less than $3000 and was posted in Sept. 2006. I'm dying to see a photo of the one you saw. :drool:
I just saw this in this Bazaar magazine. Red python flap for $2495. I wonder it come in other solid color? I'm dying to get one those exotic bag. Can not afford the alligator one. What do you think of this python in red?
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Anyone seen it IRL yet and where? Thanks in advance.
 

OnyxBear

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I was in Neiman Marcus today and asked the Chanel SA about a red python flap and he knew nothing about it. He looked through his books and found no reference to a red one. :sad: They had the silver like the green/black above, also $2995. They actually had lots of bags, but nothing (thankfully) that was totally irresistable. I think I actually heard my credit cards sigh in relief.
 
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