Which to choose for 30th birthday present for myself?

Which should I get?

  • New WOC

    Votes: 10 35.7%
  • Vintage M/L Classic Flap

    Votes: 16 57.1%
  • Vintage GST

    Votes: 2 7.1%

  • Total voters
    28

ProShopper1

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I have about 10 months until my 30th birthday and I decided that I want to gift myself (plus whatever birthday money I get) a Chanel bag. For my wedding my fiancé is getting me my dream bag (new classic jumbo black caviar GHW). I'm thinking it might be between a new WOC (any color or style), vintage (but like new/excellent condition) m/l caviar (navy or beige), or a vintage (but like new/excellent condition) GST caviar (black or navy). I figure the 10 months leaves enough time to get exactly what I end up choosing. What do you ladies/gents think?
 

jchen815

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they are all so different! how is your lifestyle? do you have kids? Do you like hands free bags? GST can get heavy, so will you be okay with a heavier bag? Lots of random things to consider :P
 

x_ninja

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My vote goes to the WOC. Since you are already getting a jumbo, the woc would give you some variety in terms of size and style. You can even consider getting it in the boy or reissue style!
 
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ProShopper1

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they are all so different! how is your lifestyle? do you have kids? Do you like hands free bags? GST can get heavy, so will you be okay with a heavier bag? Lots of random things to consider :P
I know that's my problem, I love them all! No kids yet but that is the plan in the future ::knocks on wood::. I commute via trains and subways about 3 hours a day for work. I typically use my MK small backpack or my large Longchamp. I think the GST would be good for that, but I have heard that the straps can be uncomfortable for some people. I don't honestly carry too much to work but I like to have the option in case I have to. The other two I would probably want for more evening events or going to a bar/club where the jumbo might be too big. I love hands free bags, especially when I'm out and have other things to hold (drink, food, etc). So hard to choose!
 

Pgirl2016

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I was never really a boy fan before but the more I look at them the more I fall in love!
I have many classic bags including the jumbo in beige, medium in black and also medium in white , mini square in black, WOC in black. All caviar .... and I have the GST in black. I finally decided to take the plunge. I've been eyeing the boy for over 4 years........
I figure I absolutely have to have one in my collection!
 

Pgirl2016

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The GST is good but it's very limited in that's it cannot be a hands-free bag.
The mini is too small. The medium classic flap may be too similar to your jumbo.
I would go for a boy bag (old medium size not new medium) as it can shoulder strap, long shoulder hang, cross body and front body carry.
 
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rhm

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Have you considered buying a reissue bag?

Reissue is just absolutely beautiful as an alternative to your selections.
 

susanq

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My vote is a mini. I think they fit more and look nicer than a WOC. I was in London two years ago and tried on a GST and didn't love it. I ended up getting a seasonal Chanel (is a black neverfull with a zip) and love that as a big tote, but the jumbo is quite sizable. I would like in terms of weight and casual-ness. IMO a caviar mini looks more dressy than a caviar WOC and can still be dressed down like a WOC. I use the Chanel tote every day for work, but it doesn't give my heart butterflies like a Chanel flap does. It is the most practical and useful Chanel bag I have, but to me a tote is a tote is a tote (which is why I initially passed up on the GST). For a special occasion I would get a flap!
 

susanq

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My vote is a mini. I think they fit more and look nicer than a WOC. I was in London two years ago and tried on a GST and didn't love it. I ended up getting a seasonal Chanel (is a black neverfull with a zip) and love that as a big tote, but the jumbo is quite sizable. I would like in terms of weight and casual-ness. IMO a caviar mini looks more dressy than a caviar WOC and can still be dressed down like a WOC. I use the Chanel tote every day for work, but it doesn't give my heart butterflies like a Chanel flap does. It is the most practical and useful Chanel bag I have, but to me a tote is a tote is a tote (which is why I initially passed up on the GST). For a special occasion I would get a flap!
I love the boy bags, but think they have to fit your personal style. I have seen a lot of women rock them, but a lot of women look a little out of place with them. If it's your style, theyre great (personal favorite size is the old medium), but if you're not sold, you may not use it!
 

ProShopper1

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I love the boy bags, but think they have to fit your personal style. I have seen a lot of women rock them, but a lot of women look a little out of place with them. If it's your style, theyre great (personal favorite size is the old medium), but if you're not sold, you may not use it!
I do love the minis too! The last time I went into Chanel the SA told me if I was looking for a smaller bag to go for the WOC because it holds about the same amount as the small but is half the price. I was surprised she said that. I didn't end up looking at a side by side comparison because I was really there to check out the jumbo (I was afraid it might to big on my frame since I'm petite at 5'2 but I love it!). I definitely like the idea of an old medium since you can wear it double strapped. Any idea how much one in excellent condition will sell for?
 

susanq

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I do love the minis too! The last time I went into Chanel the SA told me if I was looking for a smaller bag to go for the WOC because it holds about the same amount as the small but is half the price. I was surprised she said that. I didn't end up looking at a side by side comparison because I was really there to check out the jumbo (I was afraid it might to big on my frame since I'm petite at 5'2 but I love it!). I definitely like the idea of an old medium since you can wear it double strapped. Any idea how much one in excellent condition will sell for?
haha I am 5'1, so I understand the struggle. In terms of price for a boy it really depends on which one. They tend to go for pretty close to retail 4,000+ in excellent condition. I would contact your store to see if they have any! I love love love my small boy, but it doesn't fit too much. Sometimes I feel that the old medium is too wide and sticks out from my body, but I have grown to love it!