Since then, I've entered a new phase, which I'll call "The Big Collection Edit". I've trimmed back on birkins, kept only my two favourites, the others went to homes where they are much more appreciated, and added some key pieces from other brands, a cabat by BV, a small 2.55 by Chanel, a Prada tote, a couple of Celines... and to be honest I'm far happier with my current handbag family. It's a much more diverse group and I'm never bored or feeling that I'm always toting the same bag.
And, dear friends, I'm thrilled to announce there is a new baby in my bag family, a Chanel reissue in distressed black leather with ruthenium hardware. I got this one from another fellow TPFer (ie a member of The Purse Forum) so it's not new, but the price-to-condition value was simply amazing and I had long given up of finding this model in one of the boutiques. See, everytime I visit a Chanel shop, the slightly icy and aloof sales assistants always seem intent on pushing a 2.55 jumbo with gold hardware and double-C clasp on me,... which often makes me wonder if that's really the style vibe that I exude, because if it is, I must change gears fast!!! That is not my kind of Chanel bag at all.
Thankfully, somewhere in the US, my little baby was waiting for me to find it. First, I love the size, it can easily fit my east-west wallet, my Lumix camera, a couple of cosmetics, my coin purse, and even a snack or two for Monsieur Baby. And it has a back pocket which is extremely handy for a slim smartphone and a couple of cards.
But mostly what drew me to this Chanel reissue is the distressed leather and ruthenium hardware, which give it a decisive non ladylike look and send it straight to a far more modern camp... Catch it on one of my outfit posts soon, and in the meanwhile, enjoy your Sunday night everyone! xxx