Apr 23, 2009

Chanel Caviar Maxi Bag & PVC Heels

So I still can't talk myself into a maxi (the largest size) Chanel flap bag because the responsible me on the inside is telling me spending close to $3000 on a bag is a little excessive. But, I can still look without spending a dime. So, on a recently outing, I accidentally discover Chanel's caviar leather differs from the older style in terms of texture. The new caviar leather is softer and less grainy compare to the old caviar. I thought the bag looked different but couldn't tell the difference until I had it in my hands. Unlike lambskin, caviar is more scratch resistant. Rather, due to the texture, scratches hide better. As you can see in the picture above, this new caviar pebble grain leather is finer comparing to the older style (see picture below). I adore this new change. A gal can have best of both worlds, more scratch resistant without giving up the refine look. Previously, caviar leather bags manage look more casual because of the texture. Oh in case anyone is interested, this caviar maxi flap will set you back $2895.
Okay so let's change the subject completely. Why am I stilling seeing PVC Chanel heels? Let me just say they are not the easiest thing to wear and I don't think they are savvy at all, even if this pair is a classic style. To be fair, I tried these on for size myself and the PVC was just not attractive to me at all. Let me ask you, will you pay $635 for this pair of heels?

12 comments:

  1. love the bag, not so much the heels though!

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  2. adore the bag (wish I can afford it) but not the shoes - at least not a pvc pair for that price. =)

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  3. I don't mind a little scratches here & there on bags(adds character)...but not on iconic Chanel...the scratch resistant type of leather the better somehow. Clear PVC looks a little cheap on shoes...can get them at Fredericks of Hollywood for less...

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  4. Ah if only I could actually contemplate buying oe of these...!

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  5. The responsible side of me would never let me rest in peace again if I spent that much on a bag. Only in my dreams, I suppose! :)

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  6. No on the shoes, but yes on that beautiful bag!

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  7. I don't think I would pay that much for those type of shoes. I love the bag, someday I hope to have a Chanel bag of my own :P

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  8. I love both Chanel pieces!

    YAY!

    XoXO

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  9. Oh My God...that Channel Bag are cute...

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  10. Ohh this has always been my favorite purse EVER! One day I will have it :)

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  11. I think it might be FUN to have a small cocktail Chanel purse... hmmm
    ENJOY your weekend!
    Fifi

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  12. not for shoes that would make my feet swim in little pools of sweat.

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