When it comes to investing in luxury goods, it’s important I find something I love and know I will wear for many years. I don’t have many luxury items in my wardrobe but the ones that I have, took me a long time to purchase. They’re pieces I plan to wear and keep forever.
One of my favourite items is my Chanel Classic Flap Bag. This bag has been my dream bag for as long as I can remember. A couple of years ago, I wanted to purchase a bag that I knew I would wear everyday, that will never lose its charm, admirable qualities, or value.
There are so many beautiful handbags to choose from these days but this bag has always been my number one. It’s smell, impeccable feel, and timeless shape is something I appreciate every time I pick it up. For me, it’s an investment, something I will have forever. I look after it and treasure it everyday.
I adore the brand Chanel – Every single product they design, window display, fashion show and PR campaign they do, is done to absolute perfection. Chanel, the ‘person’ is what I’m intrigued by the most though. I’m sure you’re familiar with her many quotes which fill most of our Instagram feeds everyday. I never get bored reading them. I love reading about her, her life story. There are so many amazing facts about her. Did you know she was a Milliner? She opened her first Hat Boutique in Paris in 1910. It was called ‘Chanel Modes‘. Many famous faces wore her designs including French theatre actress Gabrielle Dorziat. Can you imagine if she was around today to see what she would create? Oh my.
‘The hat is not for the street; it will never be democratized. But there are certain houses that one cannot enter without a hat. And one must always wear a hat when lunching with people whom one does not know well. One appears to be one’s best advantage’ … Coco Chanel
She created the Classic Flap bag in 1955 and while it has changed it’s detailing and changed back again, it is still one of the most iconic bags in Handbag history. It increases in price every 1-2 years and in the last 3 years alone it has increased by 40%! How does that even happen?! Incredible.
‘Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.’ Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel epitomizes an empowered, self-assurred #GirlBoss. Though she was often viewed as tough-as-nails, loud, and difficult, she also had a softer side, with a fierce passion for designing for women. She is an inspiration to me both in fashion and work.
A few of my favourite quotes…
My outfit details from this post:
Black Blazer: Zara
Black Top: Zara
Black Jeans: Zara
Bag: Chanel Classic Flap, Brown Thomas, Dublin
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