Saturday, August 22, 2009

MAXImize Your Chanel Pleasure

Har har har...I'm so witty :P I'm pretty sure you guys already know what I'm going to be gushing about. I mean, I've only talked and dreamed and fantasized about it for two months...throwing it into practically every post and scheduling all other purchases around it!



FINALLY got my hands on the Fall 09 Act I Dark Blue Caviar with GHW Maxi!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay me :) Most places should have all the colors in by now but of course, not everyone ordered all the same colors. To my knowledge, the Maxi for Act I includes only brown, black, blue (slightly brighter than the previous navy), fuchsia (similar to S/S 09 fuchsia...very tempting), gray (very similar to my dark silver reissue), and baby pink (GORGEOUS anthracite hardware).

The black arrived almost a month before all other colors. When the black first arrived, my SA double checked with me to make sure that I didn't want the black and I told her I would probably end up going for the blue. Over the next few weeks, I stalked my SA and the Chanel forum to make sure I would be on top of the arrival of the other colors. Last Monday, someone on TPF got the dark blue and I became 100% sure that I wanted the blue. I immediately called my SA but sadly SCP was not expecting this color. No fear! My wonderful SA located one for me in SF and yea, I GOT WHAT I WANTED :P When I went to go pick up my new baby, all of the other SAs came over to oogle at it and I'm pretty sure some of them called their clients right away to alert them about the color. Uber excited and can't wait to wear her out.

For comparison, my Jumbo and my Maxi:


My Jumbo and my 227:


My 227 and my 225:





Note: The Maxi seems to have awakened my purse addiction (minus one current CL lust item, my shoe addiction is somewhat in check...). The same day I picked my Maxi, I ordered another bag (not Chanel). I talked to the SA today and she said to expect a call from her Monday or Tuesday. I think my choice will surprise a lot of you...

19 comments:

Diana said...

Love the color! P.S. I'm glad you posted updates!

Purse Addict said...

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so honored by your comment...lol

Katwalk said...

damn!!! my perfect blue!!! I want it! I need it babe!! I need it in med or even in mini.. would you know if they have it in those sizes?

cheeky_deb said...

crazy girl...is this what happens when I'm out of town? LOL

Purse Addict said...

Hi Kat! I'm pretty sure this color will be available in other sizes...call your SA and ask abt color 83932. I agree with the comments on TPF...while this blue is brighter than the previous navy, it still isn't a vibrant blue. In sunlight, the blue will show up nicely but indoors it is a bit dark. Cruise 2010 should have a brighter blue :)

Deb...you're probably going to laugh harder when u find out what my new obsession is...

Julia said...

what a pretty color! kudos to you.

please post some mod pic. :)

Purse Addict said...

Thanks Julia :)

No modeling pics yet...hopefully I'll find the time soon!

cheeky_deb said...

is it Bal?

Bon Chic Bon Genre said...

Congrats dear! What a nice navy color w/ gold hw! Hope to see some modelling pix soon. :D Hey...did you get that Lanvin happy sac? Or sth else? Reveal reveal!!! Yay!

Cheers,
Mia

Purse Addict said...

Thank you Mia!

I never got the Lanvin purse...it sold out and plus, I think the leather was kinda weird. I saw the smaller version and it wasn't soft...kinda rough...

I did get another purse though...picked it up yesterday and will probably upload pics tonight :)

juneberry said...

what a beauty! u've got great taste judging from your coll.. one question>> there's only 1 type of blue for the maxi this fall rite? cause i dont want to get it wrong, my brother is going to paris this oct, gonna try my luck, but if there's many blue I'm just afraid he"ll get it wrong.. is it called dark blue or navy blue? thanks so much for ur help..

Purse Addict said...

Hi June - yes, there is only one blue for Fall 09 and the color code is 83932...I would say this is a navy blue but the best thing to do is to reference the code. Cruise 2010 will have a new shade of blue but I know in the States, its not expected to arrive until November - not sure what the color code is but from pictures it looks like Blue Roi.

juneberry said...

thanks so much for your info.. i really like the blue maxi, i hope i can still get it! wish me luckk.. any recommendation for other maxi color this season?

Purse Addict said...

The grey Maxi is beautiful...I would've gotten it but it was too close in color to my 227. The fuchsia is also pretty :)

juneberry said...

believe it or not, been looking for the dark sil 227 for over a year, i gave up, bought the black maxi flap last season... regret it deeply.. uggghhhh... now trying to sell it, then i stumbled into this dark sil 228.. but i heard they gonna produce it again next year.. so might as well wait.. so much dramas over bags!! now I'm focusing on selling the black maxi.. ur color suggestion for maxi this year: really what i had in mind dark grey lamb and fuschia cav..

Purse Addict said...

Yea, the dark silver usually sell out fast...I put myself on almost all the waiting lists last year just to get it :P I wouldn't doubt it coming back since its such a popular color! I've been so focused on Maxi's this year, I haven't really kept up with 2.55 news...lol

Why do you regret your black maxi? I think a black Chanel should be a staple in everyone's closet so dont beat yourself up over it!! If you want a maxi and you want dark silver...get the maxi in grey!!! Two birds with one stone :)

juneberry said...

but u should see the last season maxi, its terrible, the skin is too soft and when u put ur wallet and mobiles, thats it, its out of shape.. theres a thread in purseforum bout it discussing maxi with wings (haha.. pardon the pun)because when u carry it, the flap also hike up.. anyway i sold it..relieved now.. im trying to get either the black or the blue.. the gray only comes in lamb, and i dont think i can take good care of it. haha.. btw, what's your next target? since you seemed very in tuned with the game, i must know! :) oh, and how do you put ur waiting list? u mean at different branches at the same time?

Purse Addict said...

Oh yea, I heard about the wing problem...at least you were able to sell it :)

For Chanel, I REALLY want a red jumbo or maxi next. My SA told me that Chanel was no longer doing wait lists since too many people were changing their minds at the last minute. The only way you can get on a list is if you provide your cc information and give them permission to charge you as soon as the bag arrives. This might be for my boutique only so its still always worth asking.

juneberry said...

I've been calling chanel @rue cambon the past week, asking to speak with thiery in the bag dept, morning noon n nite, he's always w a customer and nobody in the bag dept can help me since they are also busy.. the ones in galleries lafayette and rue de faouborg are hopeless.. they said its not possible to put down my name on waiting lists... what a girl to do to get her maxi bag?!