Chanel: the epitome of class and elegance. When wearing Chanel, it makes you feel luxurious and elegant. Can every woman afford Chanel? No. BUT, that doesn’t mean you can’t buy a piece of luxury at a more affordable price. You can go to sites like www.realreal.com for a gently used piece OR buy a piece that is less expensive, like this red patent leather travel wallet. It can be doubled as a clutch and wallet!
Another favorite but slightly more expensive than the travel wallet is the famous Chanel Wallet on Chain. Prices range from $1300 – $2100 depending on where you buy this piece and which one you buy. On www.realreal.com you can find a caviar leather Wallet on Chain for $1300 but if it is a rare one, it can go as high as $1800 such as this Crystal Patent Leather WOC.
Because of its rarity and quality, the re-sale value can be the same as the buy price or even higher. A very important thing for me to consider when I buy a luxury item is its re-sale value. If I don’t think it is in high demand or something that can be resold at my purchase price or higher, I usually won’t buy the piece unless I really love it. I’ve purchased a caviar leather flap bag and re-sold it for the same value because it is in short supply and always on back-order with a long wait list.
Every woman should have a piece of Chanel. May it be a small ticket item or a big-ticket item, when you know you have Chanel on you, a girl’s demeanor changes; she becomes a Lady! It makes you feel luxurious and sophisticated regardless of how the piece was acquired. Wearing the Chanel piece will not only radiate elegance but will make you feel elegant and that feeling of elegance will come across gracefully. Any Chanel piece can be a statement-piece, you just have to present it and dress around the piece to showcase it. You wear Chanel, it doesn’t wear YOU! As Coco Chanel would put it “Fashion changes—style remains.”
One of my first Chanel purchase was Chanel no 5. I love it and ‘til this day, I wear it even to sleep. Marilyn Monroe would agree with me on that point as she is heard saying she only wears “Chanel no 5 to bed and nothing else.” Chanel herself is heard saying “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” We can all agree Marilyn Monroe and Coco Chanel are two great style icons of the world. They are sexy, elegant and sophisticated, someone we all would love to style ourselves after. I hope after this blog, you will all go out and get yourselves a little piece of Chanel!
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