I never thought I would have this bag, so I’m still a little shocked that it’s in my possession! For the past year I’ve been saving for a Chanel Flap Bag, but part way through the year when I was closer to my goal I had a hard time locating one! I couldn’t even see one in store – every Chanel in Toronto said they were completely sold out of this bag.
I was shocked it was so hard to even see one, let alone buy one. I was unable to be put on a wait list, so I was told to call as each new collection hit stores to see if this bag came available.
Luckily enough my Dad convinced me we should visit the Chanel in Orlando while we were away, and I was excited to find out they had one! I never thought I would be able to buy this bag, and I already had a similar one in mind as a consultation-prize of sorts. I was also thinking about the experience mentioned on Ella Pretty Blog about buying a vintage bag.
My experience just purchasing the bag was interesting. I had no idea then when buying this particular bag the authentication card was personalized at the store. Inserted into the storybook of the iconic handbag which came with the bag, a simple card was inserted with the handwritten serial number, location of purchase, date and my name. No other bag from Chanel is treated this way.
Unwrapping the bag at home was lovely as well. It was packaged straight from France, so I was the first to unwrap it and handle it after being painstakingly created by hand.
It’s easy to say that this is my most coveted item in my closet, and will likely always be!