My Chanel Handbag Collection: Where & Why I Bought Each Chanel Purse

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Fashion Jackson Holding Vintage Chanel Lambskin Quilted Medium Double Flap Red

Vintage Chanel

Fashion Jackson CHANEL Lambskin Quilted XL Jumbo Single Flap Black
Fashion Jackson CHANEL Lambskin Quilted XL Jumbo Single Flap Black
Fashion Jackson CHANEL Lambskin Quilted XL Jumbo Single Flap Black

Chanel Lambskin Quilted XL Jumbo Single Flap Black with Gold Hardware

This is my most recent Chanel handbag purchase and it might be my favorite! I purchased this one from Julia Rose and couldn't be more obsessed. I have a love for all things vintage Chanel and this handbag is incredible. I had been looking for a bag that was large enough to act as an "everyday" bag and this Chanel Jumbo is perfect. The chain is a little long to wear as a crossbody, so I wrap a 2" section of the strap with an elastic hair tie on the inside, which helps to shorten the the length. This is one of my top 3 Chanel bags in my collection.

 

  • Measurements: 13.5 in x 8 in x 3.75 in / Drop: 13.5 in (double strap) / Drop: 24.5 in (single strap)
Fashion Jackson Chanel Lambskin Quilted Small Single Flap Beige
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Chanel Lambskin Quilted Small Diana Bag Beige with Gold Hardware

This was my second Chanel purchase and first vintage purchase and it's still one of my favorites! I love the smaller size which makes it great for a special event bag or when needing something a little more feminine. I purchased this one from What Goes Around Comes Around in NYC in February of 2018. Like I mentioned its a smaller bag, but it still holds all my essentials. Sometimes I love wearing it with just a t-shirt and jeans to really elevate the look!

 

  • Measurements: 8.75 in x 5.5 in x 2.75 in / Drop: 20.5 in (single strap)
Fashion Jackson Chanel Lambskin Quilted Medium Double Flap Red
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Chanel Lambskin Quilted Medium Double Flap Red with Gold Hardware

This was my first "classic flap" purchase and I love that its red! I had been visiting NYC and saw this bag at What Goes Around Comes Around and fell in love with it. I always wanted a red Chanel, but it had to be the right red and the right style. This was the one! I actually use this bag so much more than I thought I would. I love adding a pop of color to my neutral outfits and find that I can use this bag all times of the year.

 

  • Measurements: 9.75 in x 6.25 in x 2.75 in / Drop: 16.5 in (single strap)
Fashion Jackson Chanel Classic Flap Medium Caramel Handbag with Silver Hardware
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Chanel Caviar Leather Quilted Medium Double Flap Classic Caramel with Silver Hardware

This was more of a spontaneous purchase from Julia Rose. I stalk her Instagram account daily and during the fall this gorgeous caramel classic flap Chanel popped up in her feed and I fell in love. It was the perfect camel Chanel bag to pair with all my fall neutral outfits. I also love that it has silver hardware instead of gold for a change. I love wearing this bag as a crossbody (FYI I'm 5'10).

 

  • Measurements: 10.25 in x 6 in x 2.75 in / Drop: 16.75 in (single strap)

New Chanel

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Fashion Jackson Chanel Boy Bag Chevron Old Medium Black

Chanel Chevron Boy Bag Caviar Leather Old Medium in Black with Antique Gold Hardware

This was my very first Chanel purchase! I had been waiting a long time for this moment and kept going back and forth on what I would want my first Chanel bag to be. I knew it had to be black, because its a classic color to both the brand and myself. Instead of going the iconic route and getting the classic flap, I went with the boy bag in chevron! I had been loving the boy bag for a few years, it was edgy, but still classic, the perfect mix for me. I planned to make my first purchase during a trip to Paris at the original Chanel store at 31 Rue Cambon. Of course they had the exact boy bag I was looking for and as soon as I put it on, I new it was the one. To this day, this is one of my top 3 favorite Chanel handbags.

 

  • Measurements: 10 in x 6.25 in x 3.25 in / Drop: 19.5 in (single strap) / Drop: 11.25 in (double strap)
Fashion Jackson Chanel Classic Flap Medium White Handbag with Gold Hardware
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Chanel Caviar Leather Quilted Medium Double Flap White with Gold Hardware

This was a wedding gift to myself. I really wanted a white bag that I could wear for all the wedding festivities as well as on the honeymoon. I bought it at the Chanel boutique at Nordstrom in San Diego. I do love this bag for sentimental reasons, but I don't use it as often because its white and I have to be very careful with the items I wear with it to avoid color transfer. I can wear this bag as a crossbody or on my shoulder.

 

  • Measurements: 10 in x 6.25 in x 2.75 in / Drop: 16.25 in (single strap)
Fashion Jackson Chanel 19 Classic Small Dark Beige Handbag 2
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Fashion Jackson Chanel 19 Classic Small Dark Beige Handbag

Chanel 19 Lambskin Quilted Classic (Small) in Dark Beige

This was the last design from Karl before his passing and it has been high on my list, yet nearly impossible to find. I was going back and forth between the dark beige or the houndstooth, but I knew the houndstooth wouldn't be as versatile. There were very long waiting lists for this exact style/color, so I reached out to Julia Rose to see if she could help source one for me. Of course she had one already, so it was meant to be! It was my birthday/Christmas present to myself and its one of my top 3 Chanel bags. I can wear it as a crossbody for on my shoulder.

 

  • Measurements: 10.5 in x 6.75 in x 3.75 in / Drop: 18.25 in (single strap)

Photos: Arielle Levy

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  1. Annet said:
    Posted 1.25.20 · Reply

    What a beautiful collection.