Ive been on this forum for a few months now & did think of buying a "fake" Chanel. I know how bad that sounds and i'm glad I didn't. I just promised myself today that I am going to buy myself a classic 2.55 quilted Chanel (either red/black) and that I am going to save up for it. First of all, does anyone know how much a classic quilted 2.55 Chanel cost in the UK? Say, in London or Cardiff? The "scratch" thing is that I haven't got a proper job and I am literally penniless now. Yes, that is how broke I am. I came from Singapore to the UK with a few thousand dollars, spent it all on food, some clothes (some that I don't need) & bags (all that I don't need) & too many magazines. I did that all in a space of 2.5 months. I'm living with my boyfriend now so at the moment he pays extra rent for me since I can't afford to. I am not the type to save up and never even thought of actually even doing that but after all the months of wanting a Chanel, Ive decided thats what im going to do. So tomorrow is the day i start searching for a full time job and work hard towards my goal. I know how boring my post sounds but I was hoping for some good tips on saving and motivating myself on how to save and also perhaps any of u who had to save from scratch like im going to and share ur experience with me. Most importantly, I still don't know how much the Chanel costs. I was thinking it was like US$3000 or £1500 but i may be wrong. Please let me know. Since once i start work it means i have to help out with rent & bills, i figure i can only save like £50-£100 (USD$100-USD$200) a month for the bag budget, since i need to save for emergencies & future education too. The only "designer", well not in Chanel's league bag i have is a Coach scarf hobo. That will have to do before i get my Chanel. Mischa Barton is a great Chanel muse! :-P Hope 2 hear from u girls soon! Im 21 years old. Hope its not too late to learn.