Revealthe new cruise color

Oct 3, 2010
It's gonna be a long post, coz I am chatty!:yahoo:

Firstly, I bought the red patent in M/L, the fuchsia in M/L and baby over the phone without see the real thing.
I have been waiting for the red chanel for such a long time. I have always wanted a red bag, coz it makes the whole outfit more stylish (especially in the dull English winter).
From the trunk show pics, the patent red looked so bright and vibrant. So I was determined to get it.

When I went to the store to collect my bags today, I was somewhat disappointed. The red was quite dark.
Maybe we are havin a different red in the UK?
My dream red would be a tomato red (like OPI N24) and the cruise red is more of a OPI W52 (under the sunlight).
I really dont like this shade of red, because it is quite dull and wont "spice up" my outfit IMO.

Secondly, I was in love with the patent salmon pink. But since I have got a caviar beige, so I kept telling myself that these two are quite similar. They are both light and I will be opt one over the other, so it will be a waste if I get the salmon pink.
However, when I saw the salmon pink in store, under the chanel lighting.
It was love at first sight. It can only be love.

Here are the reveals.

ok,i cannt upload the pics.
the sizes are too big.
:yahoo:what should i do?
Jul 21, 2010
Does the double flap bother you? I recently purchase a double flap and its annoying to close both closures!
Oct 3, 2010
Does the double flap bother you? I recently purchase a double flap and its annoying to close both closures!
I dont really know.
Because I am a student, so I mostly use my MiuMiu and Gucci for school. I only use Chanel when I go out like shopping or something (which is not that much, essays,classes,seminars,gosh!)
So I guess it doesn't really bother me.
When I use Chanel, I dont even bring a purse with me. Just my phone, a few notes and lip balm.
So I never had any problem with closing the flaps.
:graucho: I am a computer idiot!


Melissa :)
Mar 9, 2007
Lincoln, CA
Also for the pictures, you can host on Photobucket and then have it create the code for message boards option. Then, copy/paste those links into your post.

It sounds detailed, but once you do it a few times you will get the hang of it.

Beach Bum

Feb 17, 2006
I have to Say I also adore the salmon the most...also the pink is amazing..I love it in smaller sizes
Congrats on an amazing haul!!


Pita Bread
Nov 30, 2008
The nude-like salmon has my vote; the fuchia is a gorgeous pop color though. You really can't go wrong with either choices! :nuts:

You have a collection to be envied! CONGRATS! :yahoo:
Oct 3, 2010
Thank you all for the kind words.
I am still quite depressed. Coz I was really lookin forward to the patent red.
Does anyone else feel that the red is a bit dark (like the opi w52)?
Or my store just havin a different red?
Oct 3, 2010
ps: i envy you all, all the girls in america.
U guys always have everything in stock.
I dunno why, london never has anything in stock.
They hardly have any baby flap or east west.
or maybe i am just bad luck at shopping.
Every time I ask for anything, they never have it.

I envy the vintage chanel boutique you guys have and can get access to, I envy the price.
Basically, I want to move the the states.