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8 Feb 2016

Chanel Maxi Classic Flap Reveal!

"It's just a bag".

This is the mantra I am internally repeating to myself while simultaneously staring googly eyed at a quilted leather handbag.

The time I have waited for this....well, it's been actual years and to tell you a secret, this time last year I went to Chanel and came "this" close to getting a jumbo. On that occasion I ended up walking away. The timing didn't feel right and in all honesty I didn't feel like I deserved the purchase.

As much as this is just a handbag it does also signify something deeper. I didn't want to just buy it on a whim like a brat - I wanted to plan and look forward to getting it, feeling grateful for my hard work in earning the money to pay for it.

This year, I felt like the time was right and so set about doing my research, pouring over PurseForum, watching videos and even Google image searching to see what different sized handbags looked like on different people. I've actually loved that process because it stirred the anticipation and built the excitement.

For me it was always all about the Classic Flap and I narrowed it down to the jumbo and the maxi. Many moons ago I actually borrowed a Jumbo from a friend so I had some idea of how that worked in terms of lifestyle but I was also tempted by the Maxi, purely for impact and size. In either case it had to be Caviar leather over Lambskin - a hardier choice - and preferably gold hardware although after watching so many unboxing videos of silver hardware I was fairly open minded on that front.

Colour wise, black felt like the best "First Chanel bag" option and one that I would feel less precious about. I don't want this bag to sit in a cupboard and rarely get love for fear of stain transfer and so as much as I LOVE the beige version and consider that shade unfinished business that requires a purchase, a black flap would win out.

Today was the day!

I went along to the Mall of the Emirates branch and made a decision in less than 5 minutes.

The Jumbo was gorgeous and I would have been happy with that but when the SA bought out the Maxi I just knew that it was "the one". I love how it looked single and double strapped and size wise, it felt like a practical choice. I'm actually glad there were no beige jumbo's in stock because if that had been the case the decision would have been agonising. The only subsequent impact is that I now have a compulsion to get the beige so I'll start saving for that now!

If you have ever watched any unboxing videos you know how the bags come packaged - it's all delicate tissue and soft fabric. I unboxed it on Snapchat if you haven't seen already!

So there you have it! I now have a lovely wonderful handbag and a large chunk missing from my current account.

I cannot wait to wheel this out and what I am planning to do is a review in 3 months time to see how I feel about it as a bag.

  • Will the double flap get on my nerves? 
  • Will I be lopsided because the weight of the bag causes my shoulder to sag? 
  • Will I *gasp* regret the purchase? 

Let's make that date in our diaries and I will be sure to get back to you!

PS. Thank you for all the lovely messages and comments. I hope you see this as me sharing my excitement rather than anything else. Ooh and if you have any care advice tips and tricks I'd love to know!


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  2. Amazing classic. Love the bag!

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  3. Congrats! I feel like a Channel bag is such a milestone if you're into luxury bags. It's gorgeous.

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  4. So so happy for you! I just made a recent bag purchase but man your snapchat has gotten me so excited to save up for my very own Chanel!!

  5. This is beautiful I have only recently come to appreciate these bags - it's an investment! Health to wear and enjoy :)

  6. Living the bag buying dream.

  7. Omg, this bag is so beautiful! This post might have me starting to save for my own. The journey that you took to buy it is so lovely to hear about too. I really hope you enjoy it.

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  8. I'm so excited for you - and look forward to your 3 month review! I purchased a vintage lambskin Chanel flap bag last year....and I've had zero buyers remorse - it really is the perfect bag!
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  9. It's gorgeous! Congrats and enjoy it!

  10. What a beautiful purchase, such a stunning bag! Can't wait to hear your review. I'm also wondering if you have any tips on how to store designer bags?
    Brigitte x

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  11. Your snaps made my morning and I was anxiously awaiting the unveiling! Absolutely GORGEOUS! Cannot wait to hear your ongoing thoughts :)

  12. This is such a stunning piece and such a classic as well! I can't wait to hear more about how you get on with your new baby. x


  13. It's fabulous!! The best care advice I could give is the obvious, it gets its own seat, don't over pack, put liquid and makeup in a pouch... Not as relevant in UAE.. I don't take mine out in the rain (it's Lambskin) and buy a few more!!! The more you change it up the less damage 😝 Siobhan xx
    PS looking forward to the styling of it!

  14. Ahh it's so gorgeous! What an amazing purchase! :) I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it in three months!

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  15. I've been lusting after this bag for five years, I look forward to your 3 month review. Congrats on your new beauty!

  16. Congratulations babe!!! So happy you went with black and gold! Classic classic classic! Enjoy :-)

  17. It's not normal to make a little gasp and groany noise at someone's handbag purchase is it?! I'm so happy for you and enjoy every minute of minding it, not allowing it to touch the floor, all of the stroking that'll be done to it and it'd better be in at least your next ten outfit posts!! And listen, you can't go wrong with a classic flap!!

  18. I CANT WAIT TO TOUCH IT!!!!!!!

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  20. Such a gorgeous bag! Im looking forward to hearing what you think in a few months, this is definitely the style of bag i'd use a lot :)

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  21. Congrats on the bag! She is beautiful and I can't wait to see her in some upcoming OOTD's!

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  22. Congratulations on your new bag, what a beauty! Looking forward to seeing her in OOTD's and your review! Love it. Enjoy!

  23. I watched the snaps! What a beauty. Insert a whole heap of heart eyed emojis right here.
    The Beauty Bloss

  24. Love the build up on this... I can practically smell the leather :)

  25. I saw the unboxing on your Snapchat and it was fabulous. The bag is just beautiful, great choice! Enjoy the pretty addition!

  26. OMG congrats!! <3 I know the feeling of researching thepurseforum like a mad person and staring at pictures of THE bag you want on google every single day :P Super happy for you :) xx

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  27. Oh my god, I am so happy for you. It's perfect!

  28. Congratulations for this purchase, I am sure that you'll love it!
    Have you ever checked out the wallets on chain? I got one 2 years ago and I am still madly in love with it! Got it in a classic red leather, it's gorgeous!
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  29. What a stunning bag, congrats!!! So gorgeous!!! I have the jumbo in black with silver hardware, but got it in 2007 after having my son (haha) so I paid much, much less for mine!! I need a maxi with gold hardware now though, hehe!!!

    1. Forgot to mention, mine is single flap, they all were back in the day (except the reissue 2.55, which I have too, and which is a double). I would love to see the Maxi against your frame; I think I may stick to a jumbo for my next, too LOLOL!

  30. What a beautiful bag! I only have one Chanel but I agree with you it's a purchase that takes a lot of thought before hand (and saving!) and then it's so worth it in the end when you get your dream bag.

    I hope it brings you lots of joy each time you use it! :)

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  31. Perfect, gorgeous choice!! The maxi was my first purchase from the boutique as well! I ended up switching for the jumbo but still think the maxi is a great size (and your leather/ hardware combo is obviously the best ;)). The best thing about this bag is how carefree it is - it is genuinely almost indestructible!! Only care tip is you might want to stuff it at the base when not in use. After 5 years, this is almost the only wear I can see on my jumbo - it is caving in ever so slightly right below the back pocket (but I have never stuffed this bag). Enjoy your beautiful new Chanel - I can't wait to see your outfit posts with it! :) xx

  32. This is my dream bag!!! I'm so happy for you, you'll love it!!! =D

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  34. Congrats on your new bag! When I got my Chanel flap it was major love and it still is <3

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  35. Congratulations! I have been lusting after this bag for years but have never been able to pull the trigger. It is lovely to live vicariously through you until I do. I am very much interested in your follow up thoughts in 3 months time!

  36. i just showed my husband this post. because i've been actively saving up for a Chanel bag that I'll buy when I turn 40. now im only 36 this year but he's already telling me "it's just a bag"... and i give him the evils.... the next time he gets so excited about a gadget then i'll tell him too it's just a gadget hahahaha

    love your new bag laura!!!

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  37. I think there's something about waiting to buy a Chanel bag which makes it all the more exciting. I used to put one of my Christmas list every year as a 'joke' to my parents, when I turned 30 I can remember my day saying 'want to go and get your bag'. Typically there wasn't one available and I ended up being lucky enough to buy mine when they were available in the Duty Free store at Heathrow. I perhaps don't use as often as I should but it's something I love and would never part with. Even now when I use it my dad will say 'it's well made you can tell' perhaps more to justify in his mind the cost!

    As you say the problem is with having one you suddenly want the beige or in my case a red one.


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  38. Such a gorgeous bag! I have this bag and love it. It's such a classic and like you I wanted it many years before I actually purchased it.

    I'm sure you will enjoy it :)


  39. I absolutely love how excited you are <3

  40. gorgeous! I have never been that drawn to the other chanel style bags but this one is just beautiful. wear it in good health hun! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

  41. FABulous , I just watched Suzie's , Hello October, Chanel unboxing on YouTube!

  42. Oh my god!! It's just too beautiful!!


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  44. Beautiful bag, and I love that you've waited for the purchase to really mean something and feel like something special. I don't know what it is about Chanel bags - in some ways there is so little to them, yet they are so gorgeous! Can't wait for the review. x

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  45. Oh my god!!! Its gorgeous!!! :)


  46. How exciting !!! You deserve this gorgeous bag so much ! I'm so happy for you and I couldn't believe that it's your first Chanel. You rock this bag !

    Also, I'm so happy that I get to see your pretty face live now on snapchat. It just brighten my day. You're like a long time online friend of mine and glad that I get to communicate with you every now and then. Apologies for my absence here though. Sometimes Instagram and snapchat is an easier access for me. Anyway, I'll be checking on you. Xx

  47. OMG it is so gorgeous! I would definitely go for something similar too, the size looks perfect!

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  48. It's gorgeous! Congrats and enjoy it!



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  52. Can you please give an idea on the prices of Chanel in the UAE, please?


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  54. So happy for you :) I wish I will be able to actually posses my own Chanel one day. Truly hope it would be soon also :)

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  56. Your bag is amazing. I love how you do all your research while saving as I do too and I completely agree it adds to the excitement. To be able to afford these bags every day of the week would be so boring and the norm. I am stuck between the Chanel jumbo flap and the Saint Laurent sac de jour. People might think I am crazy to compare but the price is so far apart and I love them both. Would love opinions 😁

  57. This is very beautiful. I am envious for I really can't afford to have one of this. oh, I wish I could have one......

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