Saturday, August 7, 2010

What The Flap?!


I purchased my first Chanel flap in 2007, I paid $2250 for the Jumbo. Today the Jumbo is priced at $3500.  The 227 2.55 I bought in 2008 was $2850, today the 227 is $4000.  Um, WHAT THE F*CK?!  Supposedly Chanel wants consumers to stop overexposing the brand - they want an Hermes-esque rep, not an LV-esque rep.  Thats very Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel but seriously, when I can afford to spend $4000+ on a leather purse, I'll make sure NOT to spend it at Chanel and instead, add the money to my Hermes fund (or knowing me, I'll probably end up spending the money on shoes!).  Since I doubt Chanel will bring the prices back down to the $2500-3000 range, I dont see myself getting a new flap...ever again.  That doesn't mean I wont ever spend money on Chanel again but definitely staying away from Chanel flaps.  Very sad way to end such a loving relationship but at least I'll have more money for CLs and Bals now!!  Hah, just kidding, sorta.

11 comments:

ManoloChooLou said...

The price increases are ridiculous. While I understand trying to preserve the integrity of the brand, it's hard to justify spending more money on something when there really isn't value added (like, say, diamond encrusted interlocking C's).

Good thing you already have so many nice bags :) I probably won't ever own one unless it's second-hand. Even if I could afford a $3000 bag, I don't know if I could bring myself to spend that kind of money on one item--especially knowing that it cost so much less just years ago.

Renée T. Bouchard said...

My vote is to save your dough for the Hermes. I will live vicariously through you when you buy it. :)

Beautygirl24 said...

I agree! What a crock! I do understand that Chanel is timeless, and the quality is impeccable. Those bags will last you a lifetime. But I still think that spending that much is sort of ridiculous. I should know...I'm trying my best to save up for one ;) It's going to take me awhile.

Ines said...

Hi, Dear-

what a wonderful collection. It´s a dream to own a black and white chanel bag. Maybe one day :-)

I agree- it´s better, to spend the money to a Hermes bag...

A big hug to you-
Ines

Marloes. said...

I so agree.


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KohLepe said...

I couldn't agree with you more! I always thought about owning a nice flap one day, but with this price.. I'm not sure anymore. Probably rather save 4k for a nice vacay or save a bit more to get a Kelly instead.

Shoeshop said...

Wonder where you had gone. glad to see you are bloggin again. I agree about the price increases, absolutely rediculous, and I don;t know how they can justify those increases

Krizia said...

I have a Chanel 2.55 medium, and I was hoping to get a jumbo next, but I guess that's not going to happen anymore.

Did they increase the prices in every single Chanel-store in every country?
Because I heard people say they didn't increase everywhere, but it seems a little strange.
I live in Belgium, and I didn't get the chance to go to the Chanel-store due to my re-sit, but I'm wondering if they increased there too.

P.S.: Nice collection, btw!

x Krizia

www.krizia-shark-attack.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

Very Jealous of your collection - love your blog!!

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TheShoeGirl said...

Ugggg. SUPER jelly of your collection. I need one but can never justify the expense. :'(

Buy RevitaDerm said...

The price increases are ridiculous. While I understand trying to preserve the integrity of the brand.