Weight of Chanel Chains

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  1. Hi Ladies.

    I have a question regarding the weight of the the chains on the Chanel Flap bags. Prior to this I only had one chanel bag, it was a graduation gift from my grandmother, a large beige lambskin with gold hardware. The chains on that bag had considerable weight, it felt luxurious just as how an expensive bag should be.

    Recently I bought a medium caviar flap with silver hardware on ebay and i noticed that the chains were much lighter. Granted the beige bag was bigger and older than this new one, but should the chains be consistent or has chanel changed the materials they use for chains? Do the weight of gold and silver chain differ? Nothing else is wrong with the bag though, logos, holograms, authenticity cards, stitching etc are as they should be. I would post pictures but I'm at the office right now. Can someone help and give me some peace of mind :sad: Thank you!
     
  2. My Jumbo Flap has nice big weighty chains - at least to me! It was the initial attraction to the bag and I love them!
     
  3. I don't know if it is just me, but my Diamond Stitch tote feels heavier than my jumbo caviar flap.
     
  4. Oh ok thanks guys, so the chains are meant to differ in weight? Thing is i can't check cos we don't have a Chanel boutique here :sad:
     
  5. It depends on the models as the ladies say. My reissues chains are much lighter than my jumbo caviars.
    Are you the same bagzilla who sells on ebay?
     
  6. Thanks lulilu, I feel better about the bag now! Nope I have a different name and haven't sold anything on ebay yet.
     
  7. My jumbo with gold hardware is very weighty. I went inside boutique yesterday and the leather seemed flimsy and the chains very very light. I noticed a huge difference and I am very skeptical about purchasing another one.
     
  8. My medium-large classic flap's chains are light as a feather!
     
  9. My beige jumbo caviar SHW chains have a nice weighted feel to them.
    Once owned a med/large and felt the chains were super light (almost hollow). I returned it back to Chanel boutique in exchange for jumbo.
     
  10. Gst chains are very very heavy!!!
     
  11. I noticed the older Chanel bags have heavier chains. I didn't like the heavy chains because it hurts my shoulders and too heavy to carry.
     
  12. I like the heavier chains- especiallly for the price.
     
  13. i like heavier chains too...feels more solid lol