Should I exchange my classic jumbo for two mini flaps?

luxurista

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I just ordered my first Chanel which is a jumbo classic flap in caviar with GHW. But now I'm having second thoughts because I have been waiting for a black mini with GHW (or even silver) to come out... And low and behold, I find out it did AFTER I had already ordered my jumbo. And since I ordered through Hirshleifers, I can only get a store credit - which is completely fine because I am getting a bag no matter what. I also saw the red mini with ruth hardware and it is GORGEOUS! I know the jumbo is more practical, but the mini flaps are just so adorable!!! And the color combos change every season obviously, so once it's gone it's gone. I don't know what to do ladies - I would love to hear your input! Should I just keep the jumbo or cancel and get two mini flaps?!
 

kitsune

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Depends on your use, and if you'll have room for more Chanels on the way. :smile:

I personally bought a jumbo for my first chanel because it was my ideal size and THE bag to get if I could only have one.

I'd pick one mini and keep the credit for the jumbo or M/L down the road
 

Fennie

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I use my jumbo pretty often! Mini is hard to carry everywhere because you can only fit so much! You can always get another mini too :smile:
 

Canneiv

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It depend on your lifestyle. If you are big purse person, stay with Jumbo Flap. If you don't carry much during the day, of course, go for the mini (s). I personally prefer Jumbo Flap for everyday use and mini for weekend when I only carry my wallet, phone and key with me.
 

monogram

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Can you get both? My biggest bag is the 226 reissue and I still feel like it's too small on days i need to carry a lot. While the mini/woc are so cute they don't fit much. I always ended up having to bring a larger tote.
 

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Thanks so much girls! I think I'm going to stick with the Jumbo and just get a mini down the road. Plus, for me, it was either now or never for the jumbo. My hubby knows how much I have wanted a classic flap, so he finally gave the OK to get it... and I still feel like I'm dreaming! LOL... and just earlier I gave him those "doll eyes" that usually works when I want something and I started to say "So there's another bag..." And before I could finish he already knew exactly what I was asking for and he said "Nope!"... It was worth a try though! :giggles:

But I feel so lucky to be getting my jumbo! And thanks to all of you lovely members in the Chanel forum who are so informative, I never would have thought to purchase through Hirshleifers.

So I guess I'll be passing on these two little beauties for now :girlsigh:
 

luxurista

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Can you get both? My biggest bag is the 226 reissue and I still feel like it's too small on days i need to carry a lot. While the mini/woc are so cute they don't fit much. I always ended up having to bring a larger tote.
Hi Monogram! I'm supposed to only be getting the jumbo I ordered because this is the most I've ever spent on a bag, admittedly. I'm new to Chanel and bouncing over from the LV forum. So yeah... This is definitely the grandest purchase I've made and my budgets was specifically for the jumbo, so I could either get that or get two mini flaps... Or as another member suggested, I could get one mini and save the remaining balance for a jumbo. I wish I really wish I could just the mini too!
 

monogram

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Hi Monogram! I'm supposed to only be getting the jumbo I ordered because this is the most I've ever spent on a bag, admittedly. I'm new to Chanel and bouncing over from the LV forum. So yeah... This is definitely the grandest purchase I've made and my budgets was specifically for the jumbo, so I could either get that or get two mini flaps... Or as another member suggested, I could get one mini and save the remaining balance for a jumbo. I wish I really wish I could just the mini too!

It really depends on how much you carry and your purpose for it. The jumbo is nice as a day bag but it may be too big for a dinner bag. I dont own this size so don't quote me on it :smile:. You can always save and look for a pre-owned mini/woc later. Give DH some times to absorb this purchase and hopefully he'll be supportive of another future purchase soon :smile:. For me, it is very difficult to justify spending so much money on a bag too :smile:
 

sjunky13

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Mini's are cute and casual. Nice to have one in your collection for that look. But I would never exchange a jumbo for it.

But.... it is your lifestyle. go with what you will use.
 

Tlcsuccess

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Honestly I would stay with the jumbo and I'm not saying this because I bought one. Minis are cute but personally for the money's worth, jumbo holds more & stands out
 
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