A few weeks ago, my husband was thoughtful enough to pick up a small Chanel bag for me while he was passing through Heathrow airport. Heathrow is the only place that I’ve purchased Chanel accessories from in the last few years – the prices are always the lowest that I’ve found in the world, even more so than Paris! Just an little tip for future international travelers. Other places you can find the WOC discounted are at The Real Real and Fashionphile, but I’d get them authenticated on The Purse Forum before pulling the trigger.
The bag that my husband found for me was the “Wallet on Chain” style in classic black caviar with gold hardware – an item that’s been on my list for quite some time. It’s one of my favorite styles that Chanel has ever made. Honestly if I was in the market right now for a Chanel bag, my pick wouldn’t be any of their classic flaps (the price is too high now for me) but would rather be this little bag which I’ve found to be incredibly versatile. And since I’ve continually used my existing Wallet on Chain for the last five years, I thought I would do a review of it today.
My original Wallet on Chain was purchased about five years ago and was actually an impulse purchase for me while I was browsing around Neiman Marcus. Impulse purchases of bags are super rare for me – I’m totally somebody who doesn’t feel good about a purchase unless I obsess and research about it for a few days. However, the bag was love at first sight for me and I’ve never regretted it. The bag I purchased that day was a dark metallic crackled lambskin gray with ruthenium hardware, and I’ve worn it for formal events of every sort ever since. Continue Reading