Friday, March 4, 2016

Journey to Owning a Chanel Bag: Part 1



Today's post was supposed to be about the beginning of Spring (the word that is literally music to my ears) but I decided instead to confess and write about something I've been obsessing over these past few months. I have decided that, despite getting married next year, having plans of owning a house, a new car and various other expenses married life will bring, I too will save up for a Chanel bag. Yes, you can start judging me.

When it comes to designer items, my wardrobe contains very few of them. I'm not one to usually fuss over expensive items but a Chanel bag is something I've dreamed for quite sometime (as I'm sure many other women have too) and having recently started looking for the one, I have discovered a passion for the design, the quality and basically, the entire thing.

I know what  you're thinking, its price tag is quite absurd and I totally agree. It is a lot of money (price range  of the ones I've seen £1800 to £2700- pre-owed) for a bag but I'm thinking of it as an investment (because prices are only going to go up as time goes by) and it will be a bag that will literally last forever. Being so, it will be passed to my daughter, granddaughter and so on; it will almost become a family tradition after all a Chanel is for life (I'm not exaggerating, am I?). Not only, will it never go out of style, if I needed to sell it one day (knock on wood), I'd probably make most of my money back. Ok, maybe these are all reasons I keep telling myself, and the future hubby, why I should buy one but let's move on.

When purchasing something so expensive, planning and patience are extremely important, as is doing your homework aka research. I have yet to find the exact design I want, the seller (I will most likely go for a second hand one), the ideal price tag and decide how to go about stripping this large sum from my bank account. It could be a few months from now, or a few years (hopefully the former rather than the latter) but I am in no rush; when the time is right and I can afford it without having to cut back on necessities I will treat myself  and it will probably be the only treat I will get for years to come afterwards lol. 

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Thus, this post marks the beginning of my rather long Journey to Owning a Chanel Bag series, and I will update as I see fit going forward with information around this topic and my progress (I hear Chanel lovers become experts on the subject). In the meantime, I content myself with the already large handbag collection I own. Granted there are a few Chanel "inspired" here and there but can you really blame me? I honestly have no problem with inspired bags so if you too like the look of a Chanel but can't quite afford it like me just yet, check these out:

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If you have any advice or opinion over the subject let me know below! And if you have a Chanel, tell us everything! Whilst you're at it wish me good luck, I will need it! Thanks for reading beauties and wishing everyone has an amazing weekend ahead!

xoxo


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  1. Eek, owning a Chanel bag is the dream, isn't it? But I love that you're documenting your little journey here, Pam! I'll be looking forward to seeing how you go about this adventure, and to see the reaction of your future hubby, lol. Good luck!

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  2. I would love one but I can never decide which one I would want more!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  3. These purses are so pretty!! I like the black one

    Beauty Candy Loves

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  4. I think it's important to treat yourself every once in a while... If you can afford it, even if it means saving a bit, it's absolutely fine :) Even though you have a lot of expenses in the next few years, I think that you need a goal like the purse you have here to look forward to :) xx

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  5. I heard owning a branded bag can be contagious :D However, it's a thrill for me to owning one. I like Chanel Boy bag.

    xx
    Oh Dear Bumblebees

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  6. Good luck! I don't own (and probably never will) a Chanel or any other designer handbag, but I can imagine it being a great thing for someone that actually is so much into fashion as you are.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  7. São giras...

    Isabel Sá
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  8. I don't thing I own anything designer *cries*. It would be amazing to own a Chanel bag or any other designer bag, good luck with your journey :)

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  9. I would love to own a Chanel bag, so bad! I will get one someday but the way I look at it at the moment is the money on that bag could get me to see some of the places I want to see like Pairs, Amsterdam and Prague! Good luck with getting the "one"!!
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  10. I've wanted a Chanel bag since I was like 14. One day I will get one but for now I have an nice dupe from Aldo.
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

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  11. This is such a stunning post! Hope you have a fab weekend!!!

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  12. I would love a designer handbag, but I know it's something that's not for me just yet. All the best on your journey to getting one though. I follow Lydia Elise Millen's blog and YouTube chanel and she did a video about all her designer bags. She's quite informative, so you can check her out.
    Xx

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  13. a real statement bag, my dear...unfortunately with a lot of copies around...
    great post
    kisses
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  14. Love these bags. They are so expensive so I do not think I could ever afford one but the style is timeless. xo

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  15. Go for it girl, treat yourself. One life to live Pam.

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  16. Go for it girl, treat yourself. One life to live Pam.

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  17. Ah I am so with you on wanting a Chanel bag too! I love designer bags and I definitely feel that they are worth the money. They are staple, timeless pieces that can basically be worn with any look. I purchased my first designer bag just under 2 years ago - this is the only one I own. I completely agree that you need patience and you need to be sure of the bag that you want. What I did in terms of saving was put money aside every week. Then Christmas time was coming up as well, so I said to everyone could they get me a voucher for that shop if they wanted to get me a present.

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  18. If it's something that you really want then why not treat yourself, we only live one life after all. I've heard that buying second hand is actually quite good in terms of getting a better deal too. I hope you find the Chanel bag for you x

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  19. oh yes, i think if you want to get one, treat yourself and get it :) and yes, it would last forever and be an investment forever :) I totally agree to you :) I thought about getting something very expensive too :) But I haven't decided for which brand or designer :) but one day, one day I'll get my unique piece :)
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  20. Amazing bag !
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  21. I would probably have to save for at least 10 years...unless I get a job and my husband get a second job. LOL! I agree it's a great investment and one that I could only dream of.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  22. Good luck Pam! I'm all for treating yourself! Love Chanel bags too and definitely think it's an investment too! Did you see Laura from BuyNowBlogLater's new Chanel bag? Gorgeous!

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  23. Amazing post dear and great inspiration.
    Good luck for yourself for your dream and wish you have a great week ahead.
    Kisses xox

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  24. Chanel bags are gorgeous and agree, an investment piece! Good luck! I also dream and hope of owning one in the future.

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  25. The bags you show seem very lovely. I wish I could own a Chanel bag as well, Pam, I don't want to judge you :)

    xoxo
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  26. I love how you plan on this becoming something you'll pass on etc, it totally justifies the price tag!

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  27. Go girl for your chanel!

    xx LL

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  28. Que luxo arrasou na postagem, bom final de semana.
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  29. Gosh, I remember getting my first Chanel bag. It's seriously such a treat! I do think that certain bags are totally investments. They really make such a difference to an outfit!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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  30. I'd love to own a Chanel bag but I'd be too scared to even use it. If it got dirty/damaged I'd cry my eyes out!! Xx

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  31. Oooooh how exciting! Good luck on your Chanel owning journey, they really are the most gorgeous bags and a true timeless piece xx
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  32. I don’t own any designer bag, but I too have been wanting to save up for one for quite a while so I completely understand why despite everything you have coming your way, this is something you’ve been thinking about. Every woman, interested in fashion and beauty should own one of these. It’s just one of those timeless items that you will never get over. And the quality will last a lifetime therefore, it’ll be worth the money. And you’re right, It is a lot of money but again, it’ll never go out of style.

    But planning is the key in these types of situations so I thank you for making my time a bit easier with this post because it’s definitely something I’ll come back to once I decide to make the first step of saving up (so many things to do before).

    Treat yourself girl, you deserve it.

    Ella Pinto xx

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  33. I don't think I'd ever be able to part with that kind of money for a bag as I'm so fickle and I get bored so easily, but they are absolutely beautiful xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  34. I'm just going to continue following this series because I really want to own a Chanel bag, but I am thinking of going the pre-owned one as my first go around. Can't wait to hear your experiences! xx adaatude.com

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  35. I think it's great that you're taking time to plan and think about your purchase in detail, after all, it is a big one and so I'm sure that when you finally get it, it will be just right and you will have found your perfect one! Good luck and I hope the time comes for you as soon as possible. :)

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  36. The bags all look great but they are soo expensive :(

    All the best
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  37. Good luck girl! I believe you can do it :D
    It's definitely an investment that'll be worth it, especially if you're a bag-lover.

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  38. I waaaant a Chanel bag too! Can't wait to read your future posts about your journey to owning a chanel bag! x

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  39. I don't have any designer bags which sucks, I get through the cheaper ones so quickly as well that I need to rebuy like crazy! I definitely want to invest once I finish University xxx

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  40. ahah boa sorte na jornada para a comprar! Vale a pena!
    xx, Ana

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  42. I love how this will be a series! Owning such a classic piece really is an investment!
    Good luck with everything you're saving for this year, a house is on my wish list too!

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  43. I don't own any designer bags. For me, I've always looked forward to treating myself to one with my first ever paycheck. I finish university in June, so the dream is more likely to become reality next year... eek! For me, it's definitely a Celine bag that I've got my sights set on. Good luck with your journey, Pam! Every time you want your nails done or something, tell yourself no but put that money in a separate account... you'll barely notice the loss (it will be as if you just had your nails done) but will all add up!xx

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  44. I can't wait to read about the rest of your journey to owning a Chanel bag! One day I hope to own one as well!

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  45. The classic Chanel bag is my dream bag too! It's so beautiful :)

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  46. It sounds like an interesting journey to follow. Yes, Chanel bags are timeless, dear. Not only due to the design of it but also its materials, they're high quality and they will last for generations. The 2.55 particularly is already an icon! Looking forward to read more about this series!! :)
    xx

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  47. I love the style appeal of the Chanel quilted bags but I don't think I'm willing to splurge on them!

    xo,
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  48. I am not a fan of designer items but i totally agree that Chanel is one of every girl's dream <3

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  49. I would love to own a Chanel handbag and whilst I agree that the prices for them are absurd, I do believe it is something to work towards and a goal to work towards! x
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  50. If you want one - why not? Given the choice I would much rather travel. Some may argue that the bag will exist long after the holiday has ended.

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  51. I am totally chanel obsessed and 100% back you on your venture to getting one!!!

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  52. I've just installed iStripper, and now I enjoy having the best virtual strippers on my taskbar.

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