Why are you selling your stuff?

PWD

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The same way we all went crazy for monogram lv (and now most of us don't care for it) do you ever think that will happen to the chanel flap?

I read so many people selling their monogram LVs and buying Chanels, have you done so? If so what was your swap and was it ultimately a good financial switch? Did you get worth your money in your sale? Are you happy with your decision?
 

LuxBagLVr

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I sold three LVs ( Wilshire Blvd PM Amarante, Speedy 30 Azur, and Neverfull MM Ebene) in order to fund my first Chanels (Medallion Tote and Small Classic Flap- 1 Series, Lambskin). It was a good financial move for me- for the Speedy and Neverfull, i basically sold them for what i paid (not to mention, I personally find Chanel bags to be the ultimate bags for me...I owned LV bags for 1.5 years, I have been a Chanel owner for almost 4 years now)...I have since sold those two bags, which i purchased pre-loved, for brand new bags (my GST and Mini were both purchased in 2013-2014) which hold their value better.

There is always going to be that "next Chanel bag" that you are either saving for or selling for, but I think a move to Chanel is a wise choice. It was the best choice I ever made, in terms of a handbag brand. I know that some people will purchase bags from multiple brands but I am definitely monogamous(lol) when it comes to handbags.
 

SHHMOM

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I have to be honest, I love the idea of being loyal to one brand. I also prefer that chanel is family owned but I have been back and forth between lv and chanel almost with each purchase. Lv, chanel, lv, chanel, lv, chanel, lv . Wow. Just did a mental note and that's it exactly. I haven't sold anything yet, but do keep thinking if it but also the bag I want to purchase with funds I don't have yet since I haven't committed to selling switches back and forth between lv, chanel and today hermes and back to chanel. I realize I didn't really answer your question but I would love to hear what ever one says. Sorry for my off topic babble.


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I'm not loyal. There's good in more than one brand. I love LVs for being able to take them anywhere; beach, travel bags, etc. . . w/o fretting. I love Chanel for it's luxury. I like Bal for it's edginess but timelessness. . . .
 

Chanbal

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Not the most loyal, since I also buy other brands. I don't usually sell my bags, but the few Chanel pieces I sold, I did through consignment. I only received about 1/3 of the original price, so to answer one of your questions, I did not get my money's worth. Though, I am happy with my decision.
 

missTeresaDee

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I think I constantly get into new things and try to get rid of the things I no longer use anymore... So far I have gotten a good return on my LV's.. but not any of my other brands tho. The ones that really have a low value in the second hand market ill just keep it and use it occasionally like my Bals and some guccis.
 

JazzyMac

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I quickly fall in love with bags, but if it does't fit my everyday uses, I end up having to sell it. Bags I swore I would keep for a long time end up given away or sold.

As far as Chanel, it just so happened that the perfect bags I was looking for were sold by Chanel. They filled a void I hadn't found yet with other bags, except maybe Dior. I consider my bag collection and make sure I'm not overloading in categories. For instance, not too many evening bags, or too many day travel bags, etc.
 

care_73

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The same way we all went crazy for monogram lv (and now most of us don't care for it) do you ever think that will happen to the chanel flap?

I read so many people selling their monogram LVs and buying Chanels, have you done so? If so what was your swap and was it ultimately a good financial switch? Did you get worth your money in your sale? Are you happy with your decision?
I sold a LV neverfull gm & a speedy 30 for the exact same prices I bought them for and that was years later! So worth selling because I would rather have Chanel bags any day!!
 

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Consigning bags is never profitable. You can get your money back on a Chanel if you sell it on eBay or another auction site.
 

Stacy31

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I have been loyal to LV for years. I recently fell head over heels in love with Chanel and I've sold 3 of my LV bags to purchase 3 Chanel bags. I've always preferred LV's leather lines to their canvas lines, but with their recent price increases, I think Chanel bags are a much better investment. Plus, I've lost so much money on LV leather bags because they keep getting discontinued. With Chanel, the classics will be here for ages and I prefer this to trendy bags that plummet in value. My top three are still Chanel, LV and Hermes though, and I will continue to buy all three if I really love a bag.
 

MyLuxuryDiary

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When I first discovered my love for luxury items (2 years ago) I went absolutely crazy for LV, now a year later and my collection complete I realize that I don't love it as much as I love chanel. Even though I do not foresee myself selling any of my LV pieces I will definitely not purchase anything else. I am the type of person who does not find many things appealing or "for me" I am extremely picky( too much) so when I love a particular brand I go crazy and buy everything from that brand...then when I am satisfied I hope to find another brand that I love more...for example now that my Chanel collection is complete I am starting to save for my first birkin! :smile: Hope this made sense...I went off on a tangent.