Vintage Chanel 2.55

There are some things that are forever on my wish list, stuff I hunt down for years before finding. I also like to give myself challenges… For example, I decided I’d buy myself a Chanel bag for my 35th birthday. Then I saw how much hard earned cash I’d have to part with to buy a new one and decided I would rather treat myself and my husband to an amazing holiday if I had that kind of money. And that was that. But the idea of a lovely chain dangling on my shoulder was still haunting me, so I started looking around in vintage stores, on eBay and on Etsy, hoping to find a cheaper vintage one. This road is very rewarding, but also very, very annoying: so many fake Chanel bags out there. So many dishonest sellers. Eventually, I found a great eBay seller in Japan (Aqua Vintage) and started watching her listing like a hawk. I also found a wonderful authentication company that helped appease my doubts and concerns… They also taught me how to identify a real Chanel bag, which I will tell you in another post as it is a most useful skill to have. 
Details – Vintage Chanel 2.55 Single Flap Navy Cotton shoulder bag. Probably circa 1970’s.

Retail Price – from £500 on auction sites and then the sky’s the limit…

Traduction – Après des années de chasse, j’ai enfin trouvé un sac Chanel “dans mes moyens”.
If you enjoyed this post, why not try and stalk us on social media too? All our adventures are best followed on Instagram!
Follow us on Instagram