Hey guys! I hope you're all well. So, I thought I would begin a little series on my blog called 'Dream On', and essentially, this is going to be a bit of a glorified wishlist - I'll natter on about all the luxury products I love, think would be good investments, or just constantly dream of buying and spend ages adding to my cart on sites such as Net-A-Porter, only to get to the checkout, have a good old laugh (read: cry) at the total, and delete them all again. I hope you all enjoy this little series in which we can all dream away together!
So when compiling a list of the items for this little series, the piece at the top of my list was an absolute no brainer, it was always going to be the darling that is the Chanel classic flap. The Chanel jumbo Classic Flap in caviar leather with gold hardware to be specific. Oh yes, I've done my research haha! To me, this is the most beautiful bag. Ever. I've dreamt of owning one of these beauties since about the age of 12 or 13, when I really started to get into fashion magazines, became more aware of luxury brands, and recognised this bag as the ultimate icon.
So, why do I love the classic flap so much? Well, I see this as the pièce de resistance of the house of Chanel. It epitomises the class, elegance, and chic-ness of the House, with that slight boyish accent (with the chunky chain hardware and structured style) that characterises Coco Chanel's aesthetic. Now, at £3,700 for the jumbo (yep, there has just been another price increase, why Chanel, why?!), this is a very pricey bag, even by luxury bag standards. Aside from the notorious Hermes Birkin, this is probably the most expensive popular luxury bag, but I still see this as a good investment as, to me, owning this bag is almost owning a piece of fashion history, it's the ultimate fashion girl's accessory, utterly timeless, and if I could only own one bag, it would be this one (although I have THE longest designer bag wishlist, as you'll come to see - you can have love in your heart for more than one bag, right?). As I said, I absolutely love the black jumbo in the caviar leather and gold hardware, but I'd also love to get the beige in gold hardware, and a small/medium in black velvet or black lambskin. Oh, my list could go on, I'm the type of person who, when I love an item, I get the same thing in as many variations as I can. I would love this bag in so many different sizes, colours, finishes and stitchings - oh, the collection I would have if I was rich! Let me not get too ahead of myself, my daydreaming is roaming wild!
I've always said this bag will be the first designer bag I own, despite the fact the price keeps rising to eye-wateringly high prices. I've also always said that I'd love to make a real trip out of it; I'd travel to Paris and have the experience of buying it at Rue Cambon, the first Chanel Store that opened. How lovely would that be, right? Buying your first chanel at the place where it all started, (plus, you get the special white shopping bag and packaging, how cute!) So hopefully, as soon as I leave uni and get my first job, you'll know what I'll be spending my first pay check on, I just can't wait to get my hands on one!
I hope you enjoyed this post and had a nice little dream with me! What is your ultimate designer bag? Let me know in the comments, talking about designer bags is literally my favourite thing!
Come back tomorrow for another blog post, either my everyday makeup routine or an outfit post - I'm trying to post every day this week before I go back to uni and the madness begins again!
Until next time,