Repairing a bag...PLEASE help!!!!

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  1. I bought a very nice vintage (or, at least, that's what it looks like) flap in navy at one of the consignment stores around here (I'll post pics tomorrow). I absolutely love it! The price was awesome, too! There are a few problems with the bag though...

    First, the gold closure is chipped a little and is almost silver (you can't see it unless you look very closely but it still bothers me), the corners of the bag are worn and the color is faded, and it seems that the bottom folds in half (I'm not sure if it's supposed to be like that (like a Reissue) or it just broke in half (:shrugs: )?).

    I was wondering if any of those could be repaired? Could Chanel repair the closure (put a new one in)? Any help would be appreciated!

    Also, do I have to go to a Chanel boutique or any department store that sells Chanel? Does anyone know what the price range might be?

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  2. I'd take it to a Chanel boutique.
    I'd keep the details mum about how you acquired it, maybe just say your Grandma passed it to you.
  3. Thank you Swanky!
  4. You can have Chanel redye the bag to the original color (since you mentioned it was faded), I think I remember the SA telling me it costs around $100 for a dye job.

    I'm also sure that they can replace and polish the hardware on the chain but I'm not sure how much that costs.

    I agree with Swanky on taking it to a boutique. Good luck!! Can't wait to see pics and congrats on the good deal!
  5. i love vintage bags cannot wait to see pics!!
  6. Jen, thank you VERY much for the info!!!! I didn't know they could redye the whole bag...that's be awesome! I'll def. check it out!

    Thanks again!