I debated the same thing to myself for a while, but finally decided yes! I’m fortunate to be part of a DINK (double income no kids), have no debt, and have been financially responsible enough to treat myself once in a while. Regular retail for Chanel still scares me (as well as reports of worsening quality in the last few seasons) so I am perfectly happy to purchase vintage handbags in good condition.
I got this vintage Chanel camera bag from a seller on TPF Marketplace (available through application only). I had been stalking reissues for a while, but this one also caught my eye.
I love the timeless shape…
…the classic gold and black combination (btw, vintage gold chains may actually be gold plated as well!)
…the unique quilted detail on the chain and the charm
…and the sturdy caviar leather (which is also a great size – I keep other clutches in here now!)
My dear husband got this for me aka I negotiated and bought it and he was allowed to call it my birthday gift last year. I saved a ton of money over retail and was able to get an extra discount because the seller had something mis-sewn inside the bag. Always remember to purchase vintage goods from reliable sellers!
It really is a great bag and I’m now on a mission to find more vintage Chanel handbags. These are definitely purses I’d be happy to pass onto my daughters some day! Tres chic right?