The Vintage Thread!

Newbie1895

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Hi ladies, lately I've been seeing so many questions about vintage Chanels and I thought it would be nice to have a thread for discussing vintage pieces :smile: Ask questions, share photos, care tips, etc!

Personally, I love Vintage Chanel, I have a 0 series Mini flap, and a 2 series M/L classic flap. I think it's really fun to hunt down vintage finds and most of them have a very distinct and classic look to them :heart: Anyone else a vintage lover or thinking about going vintage?

One of the random things I did want to comment on was the question of vintage pricing. In the years that I've been into Chanel, prices on vintage pieces have gone up with the price hikes on current retail items. Even in as little as one year, prices can be totally different, and of course it all depends on the bag in question and the condition too. With that being said, I think vintage offers a lot of savings, but with the recent price increases, "steals" aren't as common anymore in my experience. I think that would be my number one piece of advice for anyone new to vintage shopping and wondering what a "good price" is

My 2 Series M/L (purchased for $1100 in 2009)



My 0 Series Mini (purchased for I think $750 in 2008)

 

Newbie1895

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Hi. I recently purchased a Vintage Chanel Bowler bag that I know very little about other than I was drawn to the shape and size for my usage. Reminds me of the Louis Vuitton Speedy 30. Can anyone pls help me with info- how long did the bag series run? The metal hardware appears to have some plating could it be gold? Any other interesting facts? 63E425DF-B1A8-4A94-9EB1-17D9752746C2.jpeg
 
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mooncalk

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Hello everyone! My Sunday got considerably better as i just received my first Chanel, a beautiful medium black lambskin Diana from this responsive reseller who specialises in Chanel Diana bags: mygrandfathersthings. I had been eyeing this design since last year and decided to take the plunge to buy this classic baby that's almost 30 years old. Having researched rather obsessively and contacted a few vintage resellers beforehand, I decided to auction for this gem from mygrandfathersthings, trusting her eye to source for good conditioned Chanel Diana bags and honesty. Her passion for Diana bags is unparalleled. https://www.instagram.com/mygrandfathersthings/
Now my Diana bag sits at a corner, begging to be taken out once this period is over. #stayhome
 

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OCMomof3

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Hello everyone! My Sunday got considerably better as i just received my first Chanel, a beautiful medium black lambskin Diana from this responsive reseller who specialises in Chanel Diana bags: mygrandfathersthings. I had been eyeing this design since last year and decided to take the plunge to buy this classic baby that's almost 30 years old. Having researched rather obsessively and contacted a few vintage resellers beforehand, I decided to auction for this gem from mygrandfathersthings, trusting her eye to source for good conditioned Chanel Diana bags and honesty. Her passion for Diana bags is unparalleled. https://www.instagram.com/mygrandfathersthings/
Now my Diana bag sits at a corner, begging to be taken out once this period is over. #stayhome
Congrats! Beautiful!
 
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Annieapplepie

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Hello everyone! My Sunday got considerably better as i just received my first Chanel, a beautiful medium black lambskin Diana from this responsive reseller who specialises in Chanel Diana bags: mygrandfathersthings. I had been eyeing this design since last year and decided to take the plunge to buy this classic baby that's almost 30 years old. Having researched rather obsessively and contacted a few vintage resellers beforehand, I decided to auction for this gem from mygrandfathersthings, trusting her eye to source for good conditioned Chanel Diana bags and honesty. Her passion for Diana bags is unparalleled. https://www.instagram.com/mygrandfathersthings/
Now my Diana bag sits at a corner, begging to be taken out once this period is over. #stayhome
This is great quality! I've got a Diana too but the condition isn't as good as yours.
 
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katreena23

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I’m curious to the weight of the Dianas. Would anyone post the weight of their Dianas, either lamb or caviar, small or medium?
 

LisaK026

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Hi. I recently purchased a Vintage Chanel Bowler bag that I know very little about other than I was drawn to the shape and size for my usage. Reminds me of the Louis Vuitton Speedy 30. Can anyone pls help me with info- how long did the bag series run? The metal hardware appears to have some plating could it be gold? Any other interesting facts? View attachment 4682365
What series is it. What is the number inside the bag on the tag?
 

wishuponadream

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Hello everyone! My Sunday got considerably better as i just received my first Chanel, a beautiful medium black lambskin Diana from this responsive reseller who specialises in Chanel Diana bags: mygrandfathersthings. I had been eyeing this design since last year and decided to take the plunge to buy this classic baby that's almost 30 years old. Having researched rather obsessively and contacted a few vintage resellers beforehand, I decided to auction for this gem from mygrandfathersthings, trusting her eye to source for good conditioned Chanel Diana bags and honesty. Her passion for Diana bags is unparalleled. https://www.instagram.com/mygrandfathersthings/
Now my Diana bag sits at a corner, begging to be taken out once this period is over. #stayhome
Hello! I am very new to this blog and am still trying to navigate how to post. I also very recently purchased a vintage Chanel Diana bag & am so pleased. This is my very first Chanel piece. I found @mygrandfathersthings on Instagram & admire her passion for vintage Diana bags. She truly dedicates herself in finding the perfect Chanel piece & working with her was a smooth process (besides customs delaying shipment for 2-3 days due to the current pandemic ). Highly recommend anyone looking to add a Diana to their collection to check out her Instagram! 10/10 service!
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i*bella

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Finally joining #clubchanel with a vintage piece! I buy myself a little present each year for my work anniversary in May, so that's how I'm justifying this splurge :smile: Hope it looks good in person:




I like that this style has a shoulder pad, because chain straps can get uncomfortable.
 

i*bella

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Me with my vintage cf going out for a coffee run, back when life was still normal then.


On a side note, I love wearing it cross body (even if the bag lands by my rib part). Who else wears it like this?

Stay safe everyone!
Is your strap 19"? I was wondering if I'd be able to wear mine crossbody. I'm 5'4" but have a long torso so I imagine it'll be above my hip.