Thoughts on the Chanel 19?

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I just a med 19 2 weeks ago and worn it for the first time yesterday. The feel of the bag is lighter and easier to carry for me, more of an everyday bag, vs i see the classic a more “dress up” bag
 

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Ladies...

I mostly have classics. Playing with the thought of the 19. I see on some people it’s flatter, my SA had one for me I tried on and it seemed puffier? Thoughts on who’s own it how it’s worn up and if it’s worth it?

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It looks great on you in the photo!

To me it feels like an alternative to the boy bag (price point, fabric interior all similar) but has a totally different look to the classic (boy bags are still structured like the classics).

If you are going for a different look then this is a good bag to have.
 
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I just got mine. Love the look, feels vintage/modern to me. Easily dressed up or down, tuck the chain and carry as a clutch. Best of all for me, it works as a daily carry. Easy to carry, easy to use, has a top handle. This bag really checks all my boxes and feels really well made. Did I mention that it’s gorgeous? Quickly becoming one of my favs. C5CF274B-AA76-4FD3-BD93-A851CCD2C6FD.jpeg
 

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It looks great on you! I stick to the reissue and since I got an so black mini reissue, I have not worn any other chanel bag. (I’m mainly an Hermes person though).
I love that! The one with the iridescent black chain? I was debating on that too, but alas I can only pick one. LOL
 
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Hey there! So, I have a little bit of tumultuous history with the 19's. I tried them, used them, and found them extremely versatile for Chanel. But I didn't love the looks of them, still don't. BUT, they might be the most user friendly bag Chanel makes, literally, so after I sold maybe 6 when they first came out, I am now back to 4 of them for that reason alone. They are warriors too, hard to mess up. Easy to pack. I don't worry about them scratching or deflating getting out of shape (like boys and such do). That said, I prefer the goat to the lamb, and I prefer bright colors to neutrals. I like that Chanel is focusing on them right now, and 21p will bring some great variations (tie dye with iridescent hardware, iridescent white goat etc) where Chanel used to do this with classics, boys, etc (and now those have kind of slowed with the "creative" ones). So looks-wise, it's not my favorite, but honestly it hits every other mark.....so it's a good one!
 

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I love that! The one with the iridescent black chain? I was debating on that too, but alas I can only pick one. LOL
Yes, in chevron which seems really solid (as in not likely to chip and the leather seems durable), but your bag seems much more practical :smile: and also somehow soft and shiny and cuddly :biggrin:

@TraceySH, thanks for the tip on chèvre and 21P. Love the tie dye in RTW linings, so fingers crossed re bags.
 
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Not the biggest fan of the 19 bags... I feel like those chunky and flashy chains will look dated at some point. However, I like the tweed versions of the 19 bags! Specifically the brown/black houndstooth one from the first batch of 19 bags. I think those chunky chains look best with tweed.
 

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Hey there! So, I have a little bit of tumultuous history with the 19's. I tried them, used them, and found them extremely versatile for Chanel. But I didn't love the looks of them, still don't. BUT, they might be the most user friendly bag Chanel makes, literally, so after I sold maybe 6 when they first came out, I am now back to 4 of them for that reason alone. They are warriors too, hard to mess up. Easy to pack. I don't worry about them scratching or deflating getting out of shape (like boys and such do). That said, I prefer the goat to the lamb, and I prefer bright colors to neutrals. I like that Chanel is focusing on them right now, and 21p will bring some great variations (tie dye with iridescent hardware, iridescent white goat etc) where Chanel used to do this with classics, boys, etc (and now those have kind of slowed with the "creative" ones). So looks-wise, it's not my favorite, but honestly it hits every other mark.....so it's a good one!
Makes sense! What colors do you have? I’m afraid I’m the same. I like but maybe I don’t love them? I do love the practicality and edginess of them, but not sure if I want to make that splurge on a bag i just “like”
 

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Yes, in chevron which seems really solid (as in not likely to chip and the leather seems durable), but your bag seems much more practical :smile: and also somehow soft and shiny and cuddly :biggrin:

@TraceySH, thanks for the tip on chèvre and 21P. Love the tie dye in RTW linings, so fingers crossed re bags.
Do you have other reissues? I don’t have one and I wanted a so black bag. But I have 4 minis so I waited on the so black reissue. I did love it when I tried it, but didn’t know it was worth it. Tried the 225 and loved it but didn’t like the 7k price tag LOL
 

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Do you have other reissues? I don’t have one and I wanted a so black bag. But I have 4 minis so I waited on the so black reissue. I did love it when I tried it, but didn’t know it was worth it. Tried the 225 and loved it but didn’t like the 7k price tag LOL
I don’t like the 225 7K price tag either. Used to be a chanel bag person before a 2008 ‘conversion’ to hermes. I ended up keeping only an aged gold reissue and a metallic blue bc I figured hermes wouldnt do metallics, but I don’t really use them. But something about the reissue mini chevron so black made me think, that looks cute and fun. Plus, Chanel was the first store I visited during covid bc you didn’t need an appt, and at hermes, you did. :biggrin:
 
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The 19 is a great everyday bag. It’s the least fussy of all of my bags to carry - the large back pocket is super useful and the coating on the leather gives it some durability. It’s also the bag I get the most compliments on from strangers. I’m not sure about the longevity but plenty of people think the boy bag looks dated and I wear mine all the time so shrug I guess.

ETA I have the dark beige so it goes with pretty much anything.
 

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I love my small, black 19 in goatskin. It's the perfect everyday bag and I don't have to worry about babying it. I was worried about it sagging, but it hasn't sagged or squished too much. I did buy an organizer to prevent that from happening. It also goes with dresses and its really casual. I really like that it's more lowkey, even with the Chanel logo on it.

Attached is a modshot. Sorry if it's a bit hard to see the bag from the photo.

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