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.