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Which one would you pick?

Mar 13, 2006
Hey everyone!

As some of you know, I bought a bag recently with a defect. Well, I didn't get to the store yet but I am having serious doubts about which bag to get!

I love the one I have (wide bowling bag...pics are in "Defect?" post...sorry, don't have any pics on me!) but I also love, love, love the classic flap in caviar leather. I love the first because it's roomy and the second one because it's dressier and it's "classic".

Which one do you like better???

Thank you so much for your help!
Mar 28, 2006
IMO, I'd get the bowling bag. It's a lot roomier than the classic flap. I had a black caviar once. It's not as roomy and my wallet didn't fit well so I ended up returning it. If you ever go for the classic flap, I'd go for the large or jumbo size.


Happy living
Mar 15, 2006
i have the medium caviar classic.. its wonderful. look at ur collection though. if you have some classic styles, go with the everday bowler bag. if you want something that is dressierbut will use less, classic. i wish i got the large so i can use mine everyday, but im just saving for a new reissue in the summer:smile: good luck!


Feb 26, 2006
both! ok, if you can only choose one for now i'd say the bowling bag you showed in the pics - i think it's just wonderful and would love to get one myself. try them both on in front of a mirror and see which one feels and looks better and better suits your purpose. i have a medium tote cambon for everyday work and the grand shopping in caviar which i like for weekends and work days when i have to carry files for meetings. i think bigger is probably better.
Mar 13, 2006
Thank you for all your suggestions, fellow PFers! I don't know what I would do without you!

I decided to keep the bowling bag! There is something about the shape that I absolutely love. I do love the classic in caviar but, like the SA said to me today, I have all my life to buy it (I'm sure she was honest about it because the classic flap is 1.5 times more expensive than the one I got)! So, I decided that it'll be my next purchase! :lol:

And I don't think bowling bags are trendy. But even if they were, the Chanel ones will always be in style for me. Because they're Chanel (:love:) and I love, love, love the shape!

Thanks again! :biggrin:
Jan 30, 2006
i am glad you decided to keep the bowling bag and are happy. i also happen to love the medium caviar 2.55 but think its dressier and more for evening. however, it will be my next bag, i hope. i opted for the caviar shoulder tote in black and am so in love with it. i use it every day and can transition from day to nite.
i agree with you, the bowling bag is not trendy.you just can't go wrong with any chanel in my opinion.