#16 Chanel East/West Flap

As I went through the closet, I found several Chanel East/West Flap in hiding.   These lovelies are from 2005 and 2006 — some of the best years of Chanel quality.

Chanel East/West Flap
Chanel East/West Flap in Red Lambskin
Chanel East/West Flap
Chanel East/West Flap in Red Lambskin
Chanel East/West
2005 Chanel East/West Flap in Red Lambskin

Such a great bag but its shoulder strap is too short or it’s better for a shorter petite person. I doubt if this is why Chanel discontinued the East/West Flap but I’m curious as to why it’s discontinued.

Isn’t it gorgeous?

Chanel #14 – Chanel GST

ah, another Chanel GST, Grand Shopping Tote, that brightens up my handbag closet.  This Chanel is a mere 5 years old, carried 2 times.  As much as the bag, I seldom carry white bags.  As much as I’d like to be a woman who lunches while carrying her Chanel GST effortlessly on her shoulder,  I’m not.

Chane GST - White
Chanel GST in White Caviar Leather with bright gold hardware

I’m a woman who wears bright colors with jeans (jeans very bad for white leather!) and who casually sets my purse on the floor if there’s no place to set it.  Yes, yes, I know one should never set her purse on the floor but I’m practical — I’m not going to eat with a purse slung over my shoulder or in my lap. I did invest in a purse hook — several, matter-of-fact.  After my Chanel GST fell to the floor a few times, the purse hook went missing.  Still, I seldom carry this bag.  I hate the idea that will get stained blue from rubbing against my jeans or dirty from being placed anywhere. Being a Chanel addict is quite tiring!  Over the next few weeks, I’ll share more of my collection with you, specifically Chanel GST, as we head into fall.  Maybe someone will convince me to “re-home” them?  Do you carry white handbags?

Chanel GST
Chanel GST in White Caviar

Chanel Handbag #15 – Red Lambskin

A dressy vintage Chanel handbag.  This camera bag Chanel handbag is red lambskin with shiny gold hardware.

 

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Chanel #15 - Red Lambskin
Chanel #15 – Red Lambskin

Check out the stylized charms on the chain and the red leather tassel.

Chanel Handbag #14 – Red Patent

A unique Chanel handbag.  This Chanel is candy apple red patent leather in a LARGE rectangle shape.

 

Chanel Handbag in Red Patent Leather
Chanel Handbag in Red Patent Leather

 

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The gold hardware is handbag length, not shoulder length and the gold CC is matte, not shiny as most vintage Chanels.

Any idea what the pattern is?  What do you think of the shape?

 

Chanel Handbag #13 – Red&White Tweed

Another adorable vintage Chanel handbag!  This time in red & white tweed with red lambskin trim and matte silver hardware.

Chanel #13 - Red & White Tweed
Chanel #13 – Red & White Tweed