My $5,000 Chanel Bag Broke

The broken $5000 Chanel Bag

One of the reasons I can justify (somewhat justify; it’s still an exorbitant amount of money) spending a lot of money on a designer bag is by reminding myself of the quality of the materials and craftsmanship that goes into making the bag. To this day, when I take my Hermès Birkin out of the box, I immediately smell the delicious leather; my Birkin may be 6 years old but it smells brand new.

A year and a half ago, for my birthday, Vlad planned the most amazing day and took me to Chanel to pick a bag I wanted. I left the Chanel boutique with a Reissue 227 and still remember feeling shocked by the $5,000 price tag. However, Vlad and I both decided it was a great purchase — it was a bag I had been lusting after for a long time, and I was absolutely thrilled to have it.

I’ve had no issues with this bag up until last week. The PurseBlog team went out for drinks after work and I was carrying my Chanel Reissue that day. Everything was going great, we had a beautiful view of the NYC skyline, cold drinks in our hands on a hot summer day and good company. I specifically remember going to open my bag to get my lipgloss out. Typically I open my bag without looking down (I know my way around my bags), but something caught my eye. Something funny was happening.

I looked down and stared at the back panel of the closure dangling down from the flap of the bag, swaying back and forth. I didn’t panic because I was stumped — what exactly was going on? I picked my bag up and realized one of the screws that holds the backing in place fell out, and the metal panel was dangling from my bag.

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Our assistant editor, Katherine, looked like she was going to cry for me. But I just stared at it, and then I showed Amanda, Bea, Shannon and Vlad. The first thing Vlad said to me was, “You need to write about this.”

I agreed, because of course I need to write about it. The fact is, a very expensive bag that I purchased not all that long ago had a part fall off. In the grand scheme of things, this is a best case scenario when it comes to having your bag break. Getting a new screw and putting it in should be an easy fix.

But the bigger problem is that this even happened in the first place.

If you remember, I shared how carefully I store my bags not long ago. My Chanel bag isn’t one of my most frequently used bags, and after each use, I put it away – first stuffing it with the paper that it originally came with, then tucked into its sleeper bag.

I’ve been too busy to go to the Chanel boutique to have the bag fixed, but when this first happened the PurseBlog team and I lamented over the idea of the what many major brands do when your bag breaks; they take it to fix it and have it for far too long.

Of course Vlad and I could go to a store to buy the right size screw and screw it into the bag, but that isn’t what I want to do. Each and every tiny bit of this bag made up the cost, and I’d love to have Chanel fix it. But more so, I’d like for things like this not to happen to my bags.

I understand any bit of wear can lead to problems, and as I said previously, this isn’t the biggest problem; there are far worse things that happen to bags. But nevertheless, when I pay a great amount for a bag, I do expect a certain type of quality.

I’ll keep you posted on what happens next.

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Is The Color Enough To Love A Replica Hermes Birkin Bag?

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I know that we are not used to strange name colors, like this Birkin Cassis but when we’re talking about replica Hermes handbags but I think it’s good to know them. This is another way to find out if we are buying the best replica Hermes bags, color wise.

Hermessale.biz Review

Hermessale.biz Review

In today’s replica site review you’ll see a replica Hermes Birkin bag from Hermessale.biz, a famous site among replica Hermes knockoffs lovers. Even though the color, Cassis, is great, I’m a bit disappointed of the rest of the details.

But first, here is the story behind the review:

“Hi Eva,

I have been following your site for a while and I would like to post a review on your site about a bag I just bought from Tracy’s Shop at Hermessale.biz

Here it is:

I just received my latest purchase today at my office from Tracy’s Store at Hermessale, a 35cm Purple Clemence Birkin with Gold Hardware. This is my 8th purchase from Tracy and it is just as beautiful as all the others. First, the color is a deep purple true to the purple used by Hermes. The color is evenly saturated throughout and is even more beautiful in person!! The quality of the leather is also stunning. It is soft and supple and thick and heavy, just like the original Hermes Clemence Leather. I have held authentic Clemence Birkins and there is no difference in the weight and feel. Additionally, the gold hardware and hot stamping are flawless. The Hermes logo is stamped crisply and deeply and matches the tone of the hardware. The hardware itself is pristine and glows, as does the engraving on the buckles. It even has the small mark that Hermes uses on its gold pieces. The touret turns smoothly and easily as well, with no grainy feeling. On the inside, it is lined in soft goat leather and the zipper on the pocket is parallel with the bottom of the bag, just as in the originals. As for the lock and keys, they are heavy and have a great mirror finish. The feet are the same, conical in shape and very ladylike. The stitching is also beautiful and slanted at an upward angle, which looks hand sewn!! Lastly, the dimensions are perfect and match the authentic bags centimeter by centimeter.

If this matters to you, it should also be noted that the dust bag and paperwork are also spot on.

Since a good review also has to include some things to be improved upon, here they are….first, Tracy’s store needs to make sure that the colors are accurately named in all cases, instead of blue, purple and so on. However, if you know the brand, this doesn’t really matter. I’m just being picky. Also, they are so far away that it does take about 12hrs for them to respond to emails. However, this is because of their location and when they do respond, it’s always helpful and accurate. Other than that, there’s not a lot of negative things to say. The bags are shipped promptly, you get photos before your bag ships and you can approve it or pick another one, they send you swatches of leather if you ask in order to contemplate your future purchases, and they are fun to communicate with.

Check out my photos, as they speak for themselves.”

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Back View

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Back View

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Bottom

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Bottom

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Dust Bag

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Dust Bag

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Front View

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Front View

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Open Front View

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Open Front View

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Side View

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Side View

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Back View

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Back View

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Bottom

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Bottom

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Lock

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Lock

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Lock Code

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Lock Code

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Metal Plate

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Metal Plate

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Serial Code

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Serial Code

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Logo

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Logo

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Logo And Stitching

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Logo And Stitching

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Inside View

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Inside View

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Inside Stitching

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Inside Stitching

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Zipper Pull

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Zipper Pull

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Zipper Pull And Inside Pocket

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Zipper Pull And Inside Pocket

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Photo Shoot

Replica Hermes Birkin Cassis Photo Shoot

First of all I want to thank you for your review! But if we’re talking about the best replica Hermes bags, this is not one of them. Like I said before, the color is great, actually it’s amazing! But, for example if we’re talking about the logo, it’s a big disappointment. I can tell you that every letter is wrong but the most noticeable mistake is that the “Made in France” is crooked. And I mean really crooked!

If I were to receive a replica Hermes handbag like this, I would return it in an instant, no matter how great the color is.

But what do you think? Is the color enough to fall in love with a replica bag?

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Rebecca Minkoff Puts Its Spin on the Popular Chanel Boy Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Love Shoulder Bag Green

Whenever a bag from the handbag market’s highest price tier hits a certain point of critical mass, it comes time for designers at lower price points to adapt the look for their own purposes. Céline and Givenchy have been the most popular sources of this kind of “inspiration” over the past few seasons, and now the Rebecca Minkoff Love Bags have the Chanel Boy Bag in their sights.

Minkoff isn’t the first high-profile brand to provide a lower-cost alternative to the Boy Bag (that titles goes to 3.1 Phillip Lim, who previously experienced enormous success with the Pashli, which riffs on the Céline Luggage Tote’s shape), but because of Minkoff’s wide distribution and friendly price point, the Love Bags will probably become the most ubiquitous accessible take on the Boy. The design features both the higher-priced alternatives thick trim, as well as a central panel of quilted leather, a chain strap and a signature closure to tie it all together.

The brand clearly expects these bags to become a hit; the shoulder bag already comes in two sizes, as well as a clutch on a chain and a backpack, and that’s just what ShopBop has in stock right now. And Minkoff is probably correct in that calculation; whatever you think of bags that nakedly piggyback off the success of more expensive designs, there is certainly a market for a super-popular look at a sub-$300 price point. Check out all the currently available styles below and let us know what you think.

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Same Color of Clothes Will Be Good-Matched.

Influenced by the vintage trend,the same color of the clothes can match the floral patterns or contrast color bags.But the color of the upper outer garment should be in the same color.This is a skill of matching clothes.Wearing the same color of trousers and jackets makes you look more energetic.People say that the color black has been always popular in fashion,and gray sometimes will expose kind of senior.Of course, cheap Chanel handbags are also very important in matching clothes along with backpacks.

At school, we can see students carry different kinds of handbags here and there.In 2014 Spring-Summer T fashion show,the most famous fashion brands are released their newest backpacks which have the new style appearance and printing.Chanel uses the Graffiti and old colors to show the style of the street fashion.These graffiti backpacks are fashionable and boyish.The London brand,Ostwald Helgason uses the leather to design the concise backpack out of the thought of exquisite girls.In this season,these backpacks are made of leather with mature sense,printing with multiple patterns and creative animal patterns to avoid the traditional backpacks which look like students backpacks.You cannot ignore the importance of carrying a backpack at your back.Today, there are many ways to carry a backpack such as single shoulder backpack and tote backpack,which gives the backpacks another kind of fashion.

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The Many Bags of Petra and Tamara Ecclestone

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The Many Bags of Petra and Tamara Ecclestone

We see a lot of Hermès bags around here, but rarely do we see collections as spectacular as those of Petra and Tamara Ecclestone. We previously examined who the British heiresses are and where their seemingly endless supplies of dollars come from, and now we’re here to take a true, in-depth look at as many of the Ecclestones’ bags as we can find. In addition to Hermè, get ready to see a lot of Céline.

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Famous Handbags are Not so Hard to Get.

As the saying goes, there is no ugly woman, only lazy woman. Generally speaking, a women takes a lot time to makeup and decorate themselves, even those who don’t do that ,they don’t go outside. We will see from these, that each woman loves being beautiful. At the same time, women often go shopping for the best decorations for themselves, for example, fashion clothes, shoes, handbags, wallets, scarves etc. They love beautiful things. Cheap Chanel handbags,replica prada handbags, Gucci watches, these luxurious fashion stuff will catch their eyes easily.

When a woman buy a Chanel cheap handbag, she will make a comparison with several Chanel handbag outlets until she figures out which one is much cheaper with high quality.There are some international famous fashion accessories brands, like Gucci, Prada, Chanel etc. Some girls are dreaming of getting one Chanel 2.55 bag. Yes,they are dreaming because it is too expensive for them.

Cheap knockoff Chanel handbags are popular on sale for a while.This means, that many girls can make their dreams come true. Replica handbags are much lowest than the originals. They are the imitation of the originals. You don’t have to worry about that people will notice that you are carrying a fake Chanel handbag. Even professional staff could not find out what the difference is. By this reason, we can understand that why more and more people are willing to buy replica handbags.

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