What are some of your unpopular Chanel opinions?

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  1. I saw a similar post in the LV sub-forum and decided to start one here.

    Here's my unpopular opinion:
    I dislike how personal shoppers/resellers like to entice buyers by tagging certain Chanel bags as 'highly sought after' and therefore charge a higher price on the bag.
  2. -I prefer caviar leather on flap bags
    -I don’t like the jumbo and maxi size flap bags
    -I think a lot of the Chanel costume jewelry looks tacky
    -I think the boy bags are really ugly

    Sorry if you guys like it :P
    texasbug99, New girl, JVSXOXO and 9 others like this.
  3. I think it’s just me and my mum that love the Maxi size flaps. I love the boy bag too! :biggrin:
    Roie55 and purpleggplant like this.
  4. I think a lot of the costume jewelry is overpriced and sometimes tacky... the only thing I like is the pearl necklaces since they're timeless and classic (but even then they're priced ridiculously high). Also for some reason I don't like the look of the small classic flap or the mini square. Those are my hot takes :biggrin:
    Happycantwait and IntheOcean like this.
  5. The Reissue is so boring and looks like a Rebecca Minkoff bag
  6. I agree with this! Once when I was at What Comes Around Goes Around in NYC, the salesperson made a comment about how Chanel prices increase every year and “we actually haven’t increased our prices to reflect the most recent increase.” What? Why is that necessary? Is that supposed to make me feel good about buying this item?

    Chanel (including those who resell Chanel) have such aggressively annoying selling techniques.
  7. I don't understand buying a new bag and agonizing over perceived flaws. Noticeably crooked turnlock or visibly scratched hardware? I would see an issue. Practically putting the bag under a microscope to find that tiny loose thread? I don't understand that at all.
  8. This made me laugh! I can totally see why it would bore some people who prefer the Classics. :smile:
    staceface01 and shopmycloset_lk like this.
  9. -Love small reissue
    -Small classic flap more flattering than M/L
    -Prefer Reissue to classic flap
  10. Well to be fair, if it does, it’s bc Minkoff copied the Reissue

    I agree that some of the costume jewelry is horrid
    Toulouse, keodi, monicabing and 5 others like this.
    • The classic flap is the only style Of Chanel handbag that I will buy
    • Double flap bags can be a pain to get into and out of, and also heavy
    • It’s not worth it to buy light color patent leather bags/SLGs
    • Silver hardware doesn’t stand out to me as much as gold hardware
    • The prices can be excessive, and price increases are ridiculous
    • Boy bags are too boxy and uncomfortable to wear
    • Chanel Espadrilles are unattractive and impractical to wear most of the year, depending on climate you live in. (They are comfy though)
    • Costume jewelry is overpriced since it does not have real pearls, gold, or silver
  11. Costume jewelry — overpriced especially considering what it is (i.e. fake jewels)

    Current GHW — I really despise that it’s not plated with real gold anymore

    Double Flaps — I wish the classic jumbo flap was still made in a single flap version, so much lighter, manageable, and better in general
    monicabing, Hdream, OCMomof3 and 2 others like this.
  12. My eyeballs say the Gabrielle Hobo is quite ugly, yet I STILL went and bought a black one in the large size and now it's become one of my workhorse bags, and I don't know how to reconcile half my brain being like, "the bottom looks like a maxi pad!" and the other half being like, "but it's so roomy and durable!" :confused1:
    rlVlad, shast911, Roie55 and 9 others like this.
  13. This made me laugh out loud! I couldn't ever place why I thought the bag had a strange look, but you nailed it! On the other hand, I have similar feelings that it seems like such a practical and durable bag
  14. I know many people appreciate the different types of leathers even within one style (i.e. caviar), but it's so frustrating to me that I have to see a bag in person to know the quality of the leather. I have a classic black and a seasonal grey, and the texture/look is wildly different (though I love them both). Given many of us end up purchasing through SAs without actually seeing the bag, this gives me anxiety!