CHANEL TWEED QUILTED FLAP BAG

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The Chanel Tweed Quilted Flap Bag from the Fall Winter 2017 Collection is not like the Classic handbags. It’s Chanelish, but then with a shiny crown on its head. The question is whether you think it’s practical to wear as an everyday bag? Or whether you would keep it in the wardrobe for the special occasions? Is this a good investment for you?

The Design

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On the first-look, you might think: ‘it’s the Classic Flap Bag with new decoration’. But it’s not! The lower part of the body is made from leather, but not the same diamond quilting like on the Classic Bags. This Tweed Quilted Flap Bag is flat quilted, which is much smoother and feels more modern. However, it misses the nice touch of the classic diamond quilting.

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What’s more? The center features the new CC logo in vintage gold hardware. But this is a sophisticated handbag; just take a look at the woven chain leather strap. While the chain is made in gold hardware, the leather strap is colored in oil-slick, which explains its shiny effect.

This purple (oil-slick) color of the chain leather strap matches perfectly to the decoration of the upper part. The lower and upper parts have been separated with a small-sized woven chain leather strap. The upper part is then designed with tweed, which creates a multicolor look. So this bag is mixed with leather and tweed, and it’s a new seasonal design.

The Interior

There are two sizes available; the small and medium. The small size is a bit bigger, but comparable to the Small Classic Flap Bag. Here’s a comparison:

The Chanel Small Tweed Quilted Flap Bag is measured 5.5’ x 10.2’ x 2.4’ inches, while the Small Classic Flap Bag is measured 5.5’ x 9.1’ x 2.8’ inches.

The Medium size of the Tweed Quilted Flap Bag is a bit bigger than the Medium Classic Flap Bag. Here’s an comparison.

The Chanel Medium Tweed Quilted Flap Bag is measured 7.1’ x 11.8’ x 3.1’ inches, while the Medium Classic Flap Bag is measured 6.3’ x 10.2’ x 2.8’ inches.

Both handbags are big enough to help you store your daily essentials.

The Sizes And Prices

Chanel Small Tweed Quilted Flap Bag
Style code: A91992
Size: 5.5 x 10.2 x 2.4 inches
Price: $3400 USD, €3300 euro, £2990 GBP, $5370 SGD, $27400 HKD, ¥425520 JPY,16600 MYR

Chanel Medium Tweed Calfskin Flap Bag
Style code: A91993
Size: 7.1 x 11.8 x 3.1 inches
Price: $3700 USD, €3600 euro, £3260 GBP, $5860 SGD, $29900 HKD, ¥464400 JPY, 18100 MYR

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5 USEFUL TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR WEDDING RINGS

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Your wedding ring has sentimental value and you want it to stay as perfect as it was in when you said: “I do.” Now that you’ve got something on your finger to shine as a sign of your love, you want to keep it in the best shape that you can. Take note of these tips to keep your ring looking its best for years.

BUY INSURANCE

 Many people don’t insure their rings because it costs more money upfront, but it is worth it. If it gets lost, damaged, or stolen you’ll want to be able to recoup some of the costs.

It’s also recommended to get your jewelry appraised every five to seven years, especially if the cost of the metal and diamonds in your ring has gone up since it was purchased. If something did happen, you’ll want to be reimbursed for it is actually worth and not what it was worth five or ten years ago.


KEEP IT ON AROUND DRAINS

You might want to take your ring off when you wash your hands but avoid the desire to set it on the sink while you wash. There’s too much of a risk of it accidentally falling down the drain and disappearing. Place your ring somewhere safe when it isn’t on your finger to avoid a devastating loss. Never, ever clean your ring over a drain.

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TAKE IT OFF SOMETIMES

 It can be tempting to keep your precious wedding ring on your finger all the time, but it needs to come off sometimes. Don’t wear your ring where it can be damaged such as when working out with weights, gardening, or doing the household cleaning with harsh chemicals.

CLEAN IT PROPERLY

 Be gentle when cleaning your ring and use something that is safe for the diamond and the metals. Clean it by letting it sit in a glass of warm water with a mild dish soap. Scrub it gently with a very soft toothbrush and dry it with a soft cloth. 

Take it to get it professionally cleaned on a regular basis to keep it in tip-top shape. Some rings like princess cut engagement rings have more edges and need more detail to clean. A reputable store will be able to clean it for you without you having to worry about it coming back damaged.

AVOID RESIZING

Avoid getting your ring resized if at all possible. Swelling during pregnancy or slight weight gain shouldn’t be a cause to get it enlarged immediately. Wait if you can because resizing your ring requires having the jeweler modify the fragile band. 

Resizing weakens the ring and increases the chances of it getting damaged and having to have the diamond reset in the next few months or years.

Keep your wedding ring in its best possible shape. You’re proud of it and want to wear and display it as a sign of your love and affection. Proper wear and care will ensure that you don’t have anything to worry about and can look at it glisten day after day.

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ISABELI FONTANA POSES IN SLEEK FASHIONS FOR GLAMOUR ITALY

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Isabeli Fontana lands the December-January 2017.2018 cover of Glamour Italy. Photographed by Giovanni Gastel, the brunette poses in a cashmere sweater and bra from Fay with Chopard jewelry. Inside the magazine, Isabeli wears sleek fashions from top brands. From leather jackets to denim, the Brazilian stunner models designs from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Michael Kors and Twinset.

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CHANEL PRICE ANALYSIS: IS IT CHEAPER TO BUY THE CLASSIC BAG IN THE US?

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On mid November 2017, Chanel increased the Chanel Classic Bag prices in the United States. The price increaseshouldn’t have come as a surprise because the last time the prices of the Classic Bags went up, was in May 2014. That’s almost 4 years ago.

Chanel Classic Bag Prices In The US Comparing To Other Countries

Last month, Chanel increased the prices of the Classic Flap Bags. The Extra Mini, New Mini, Mini Square, Small, Medium Large, Jumbo and the Maxi Sizes have all jumped.

Naturally, the Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag prices followed. So the 224, 225, 226 and 227 sizes went up as well.

If you’re looking for the latest Chanel bag prices in your country, then visit our page: Chanel Classic Bag Prices.

If you want to know how much tax-refund you get for each country, please go to Guide to Tax-Refund.

In this section, we’re going to compare the current US prices of the Classic Flap Bags (and the Reissue 2.55 Bags) with the prices of other countries.

And we need to answer this burning question; is it cheaper or more expensive to buy in the United States comparing to other countries?

To conduct this research, we took the Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag as an example. Then we lay out the prices of other countries next to the US price. The countries include Europe, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan. And the prices we took from these countries are calculated after the TAX refund.

The Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag is currently retailing for $5300 USD.


THE MEDIUM CLASSIC FLAP BAG PRICES AFTER TAX REFUND PRICES CONVERTED TO USD
Europe (Italy) €3853 euro => $4584 USD
UK £3431 GBP => $4622 USD
Singapore $7012 SGD => $5206 USD
Hong Kong $38500 HKD => $4928 USD
Australia $6182 AUD => $4704 USD
Japan ¥534985 JPY => $4772 USD
*Prices converted to USD according to the currency rate of December 2017.*Hong Kong does not have sales taxes or VAT. So the retail prices are final prices.

So here’s the conclusion. Buying the Classic Flap Bag in the United States is more expensive than other countries except for Singapore. If you’re an US citizen, then you’re better off buying in Australia or Japan. But Europe will always be your favorite place, because it’s where you can buy the cheapest.

Was It Cheaper To Buy Chanel Classic Bags In The US Before The Price Increase?

Why did Chanel increased the prices? Was it because the Classic Bags became more attractive to buy in the United States?

To answer this question, we compared the previous prices of the Classic Bags in the US with the current prices in other countries.

And for the other countries, we used the prices after the tax-refund. We want to create a scenario; if you were an US citizen or a tourist, where could you’ve purchased your Chanel Classic Bag the cheapest comparing to the US?

We have also selected the Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag as an example for this research.

Chanel Classic Bag Prices In The US VS Other Countries Before The Price Increase

Before the price increase, the Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag was retailing for $4900 USD.


THE MEDIUM CLASSIC FLAP BAG PRICES AFTER TAX REFUND PRICES CONVERTED TO USD
Europe (Italy) €3853 euro => $4584 USD
UK £3431 GBP => $4622 USD
Singapore $7012 SGD => $5206 USD
Hong Kong $38500 HKD => $4928 USD
Australia $6182 AUD => $4704 USD
Japan ¥534985 JPY => $4772 USD
*Prices converted to USD according to the currency rate of December 2017. *Hong Kong does not have sales taxes or VAT. So the retail prices are final prices.

According to the table above, purchasing the Classic Bag in Europe was still more attractive before the price increase. The most expensive place was in Singapore but the other Asian countries were well in-lined with the prices in the US. Of course there are gaps between the prices, but that’s due to the currency fluctuation.

Chanel Seasonal Bag Prices In The US Comparing To Other Countries

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Chanel Chevron Statement Bag

The other day, we received a message from a lady who was interested in purchasing the Chevron Statement Bag. She compared the US price with the euro price. What she has found out was that this bag was not cheaper to buy in Europe, even after the VAT refund. So we double-checked and it’s true.

So here’s the full analysis:

In the US, the price of the Chevron Statement Bag was $2700 USD.

The price in Europe was €2236 euro (VAT excluded, so it’s the price after VAT-refund). If you convert this euro price in USD, then you get: $2660 USD. Remember, this is the price AFTER VAT refund.

The Chevron Statement Bag is only $40 USD cheaper to buy in Europe. But its the price AFTER VAT REFUND, which means you need to go through the whole tax refund process to match the US price. So in this case, you might as well buy in US, it will save you a lot of time and hassle.

The conclusion of this seasonal bag story:

  1. The Chanel Classic Bag is currently more expensive to buy in the United States comparing the countries listed in the table above. But it doesn’t mean that EVERY Chanel Bag is.
  2. Always compare the prices of every country before making any assumptions

So what do you think? Leave a comment below.

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LIU WEN MODELS LUXE STREET STYLE FOR GRAZIA CHINA

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Liu Wen lands the October 2017 cover of Grazia China. Photographed by Li Qí, the top modelglitters in an embellished jacket, pants and jewelry from Chanel. Inside the magazine, Liu heads to the city streets wearing on-trend styles with jewelry from the French fashion house. Stylist Ming makes sure the Chinese beauty shines in the designs from Stella McCartney, Nina Ricci, Max Mara and more.

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GEORGIA FOWLER WOWS IN COLETTE JEWELRY CAMPAIGN

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Georgia Fowler turns up the shine factor for the new campaign from Colette. The Los Angeles-based jeweler taps the New Zealand model for a digital campaign, according to WWD. Georgia looks ultra glam in images captured by Felisha Tolentino. The brunette stuns in modern jewelry styles including glittering necklaces, earrings and rings. For beauty, Amber Roseworked on hair with Spencer Barnes on makeup.

CAMPAIGN: GEORGIA FOWLER FOR COLETTE JEWELRY

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