Jul 282014

Sale PSA: Cole Haan espadrille wedge sandals (I just bought a pair to try out as they look quite comfortable), now 33% off, a very pretty dipped back floaty maxi dress from Free People, now 30% off, and a Mackage leather moto jacket in a great “khaki” shade (perfect for fall), now 35% off. 

Neiman Marcus is also having 25% off of their “Last Call” sale. My picks are Lanvin metallic block heel sandals, now 67% off, DVF Perry knit dresses, now 55% off, and a lovely and versatile leather jacket in gray or black, now under $130. 

Today I’ll be reviewing a recent purchase of mine – the Chanel Boy bag, in black caviar leather. I know that many of you like really detailed reviews, so I’ve tried to be as thorough as possible.

Chanel Boy Box

Even though I’ve always admired them on others, I never thought I’d end up with a Chanel Boy for myself. I just didn’t feel the “must have it” draw to them, so I happily just window shopped these bags while my wallet stayed nice and safe.

However, a little while ago I ended up falling in love with a Chanel Boy from the Paris-Dallas collection. I know that this particular season wasn’t a favorite by many, but I love Westerns (hello, Lonesome Dove!) and thus really enjoyed this collection with its great details like the sheriff star and American flag. I ordered a bag to be mailed to me, but when I opened it, it was pretty beat up. I was so disappointed! By that time though, I had fallen in love with the style.  I thought that the Boy would be the perfect, versatile every day bag to use cross body when needed. When I saw that the fall season would have a sturdy caviar option, it was game over!

Chanel Boy Black Caviar Leather


And here we go – my first Chanel Boy bag! The material is a sturdy black caviar (the same as what you find on the classic flaps). The hardware is ruthenium (a distressed metal, darker than silver). My sales associate referred to this size as the “old” medium. Dimensions in inches: 9.8 x 5.9 x 3.

Here I wanted to share some details of what a brand new version should look like with original stickers, though I’m not sure if all new bags would have these on. In my opinion the ruthenium metal is pretty “vintage” looking so I wouldn’t have minded if my bag came without stickers.

Chanel Boy Black Stickers

Some details – in my experience the lock (you just push on the two sides and then lift the flap) has been very easy to use.

Chanel Boy Locked

The side loop and adjustable strap. Since I’m a shortie, I’ve never adjusted the strap to be longer. Continue reading »

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