This is my first Chanel bag, and my Chanel obsession started with this Chanel Sling bag from the photos below. Until I got this bag, I didn't know what other women are raving about Chanel. Now I know it's truly the ultimate classic bag a woman could wish for. It's elegant, classy, so easy to match with anything, and it will never go out of style.
(This one is not my bag, I found it over the internet to show a better view of this bag.)
Since I was young I always dream of having a Chanel bag, but I always put off on buying one because of how expensive it is. For my first luxury bag, instead of Chanel I put my hard earn money on a Louis Vuitton When I turned 18. (That is another story for another day.) I can only wish that I should of bought it back then. The price of the Chanel bag I want is almost double now compare to a few years ago. For the price they sell in the Chanel Boutique and the decreasing quality of their leather and craftsmanship, I am not sure if I will ever want to pay that much for it. (That is just my opinion.)
That being said, I went for a Preloved Vintage Chanel because it is much more affordable to me. Other than it's more affordable, I do think the quality is much better; the caviar leather is shinier and softer than the caviar leather they produce now, the craftsmanship (this bag is over 15 years old!) and the 22k/24k gold plated hardware they no longer produce.
So, what do you think? Would you go for a Vintage or would you still prefer the Chanel Boutique experience?