My family and i wear discussing (rather heatedly) about what chanel (and brands in general) mean to us. My mother said she thinks a woman who wears a chanel bag should wear chanel shoes...in other words you have to live a chanel lifestyle to be able to wear chanel and not everyone can pull it off. My older brother said when he thinks of chanel he thinks of old rich women with pearls. My boyfriend disagreed and said he thinks chanel is a symbol of a lady and of class. Its interesting how different people view the same thing. All seemed to agree that chanel should be for an older demographic and isnt age appropriate for people under 30. I disagree. So my question is: what does chanel symbolize for you? Should it be exclusive to an older demographic?