The D/V Blog

// Published Mar 03 2016

What it's like to buy your first classic Chanel bag?

Whether you’re looking for a classic Chanel bag or a truly unique flap, purchasing your very first Chanel can be an exciting task. Some people dream for years of owning a classic Chanel handbag. Looking around for a brand spanking new Chanel? You might have to wait close to seven years…SEVEN YEARS! And between the countless places to shop, finding a genuinely authentic bag, and choosing the right one for you, you might start getting a little overwhelmed. Don’t fret! We’re here to walk you through the glorious process of purchasing your first classic Chanel bag!


Finding A Style That Fits Your Personality

Classic Chanel Flap Bags

Do some research! There are many classic styles. Some are bigger, like the Maxi Flap Bag. While some are smaller, like the Wallet On Chain, WOC for short. Maybe you really admire the chicness and history that comes with a vintage Chanel bag, or you might want something new with a modern twist. Whatever direction you choose to go, you’ll want it to be something special, something you’ll always cherish!


Love At First Sight

Chanel Vintage Navy Blue Tassel Medium Flap Bag

Chanel’s famous, classic bags have a little something that everyone can appreciate. Maybe a velvety smooth, lambskin leather medium flap bag with a tassel caught your eye. Or maybe you're drawn to the texture and structure of a caviar leather shoulder bag. Once you find the one you want, you won’t be able to stop thinking about it. Trust us!


Shopping Around

Designer Vault Personal Shopping Concierge

Owning a Chanel handbag is like getting into the most exclusive sorority on campus. Who would want to wait to experience all of that excitement? The Chanel classic flap bag has a waitlist that never seems to end. Surprisingly, even with brand new products coming out each season, the classic pieces are still in the highest demand! If the bag you're looking for seems impossible to find, you might want to go the route of a personal shopper. For example, at Designer Vault, we offer a personal shopping concierge. Just send us over a photo and a description of the item in our request form and we’ll use the plethora of resources we have at our fingertips to find you that perfect bag!


Confirmation Email & Frantic Tracking

Designer Vault Purchase Order Confirmation Email

Finally, you’ve found it! Dotting all the I’s and crossing all the T’s! Getting that confirmation email and tracking number might be the death of you. You’ll probably spend the next 3-5 days frantically tracking your package from California, to Arizona, to Texas, to every state in between until it arrives at your doorstep, where you’ll obviously be waiting at the door!


Unwrapping & Unveiling 

Unwrapping Designer Vault Bag Package

It’s here! Your anticipation will grow as you have to force yourself to take your time opening your precious pride and joy. Whether you're buying a new Chanel at a boutique or we've found the perfect one for you, your Chanel handbag will be packaged with the utmost care and class. 


Basking In The Joy of Your New Baby...I Mean Bag!

Designer Vault Chanel Vintage Navy Blue Medium Flap

Once your beloved classic Chanel is in your hands, you won't be able to set it down! The feel of the genuine leather running beneath your fingers, the creamy interior you can't wait to put your wallet in, and the leather woven chain strap will be so enticing. One thing you WON'T experience, buyers remorse!


Too Busy Instragramming To Talk To Anyone

Designer Vault Instagram

You'll be so obsessed with your Chanel handbag, you wouldn't think about leaving the house without it. It will practically follow you around like the most adorable puppy you've ever seen. Whether it's a photo of your OOTD or your luxurious Chanel next to your delicious macaroons, every moment is the perfect moment for Insta!



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