Dating chanel no 5
Naturally, the color of its hardware will always match the rest of the bag’s hardware.
The straps you see below (which come with every cerf tote) are the same leather- its pebbly caviar feel matches.
The best part of the Cerf though, is that it comes with a detachable strap (perfect for shopping days) and a detachable make up pouch.
the bottom of a cerf tote is not flat- it has four rounded feet, the feet should have abs no markings. ANY 8 digit codes means it’s a model, made in 2005, still being made TODAY.
As promised, a quick guide to purchasing your first Chanel, along with care is finally here!
Moving on, the Chanel Cerf Tote is often referred to as the Birkin of Chanel, because it resembles the its tote shape and feel with shorter handles. Even so, like the Hermes Birkin, the leather gets smooth, soft, and more worn which gives it a less structured look and feel.
Why make a purchase on something so pricey, when you aren’t going to take care of it well, & its appearance deteriorates along with its value?
Unfortunately, buying directly from Chanel or dept stores isn’t an option for everyone, esp in this economy, along with the fact that the powerhouse seems to raise its prices almost annually!
Yes, if you can~ I first and foremost recommend to purchase directly from Chanel or reuputable department stores like Saks and Bloomingdales. ” Before you judge, I agree…spending so much on a material item made out of leather and cloth can be superficial and frivolous. As long as you aren’t using money on yourself that you shouldn’t, incurring debt upon yourself, and if you have the resources to do so, I don’t think it is frivolous at all. Chanel is timeless, and it will never go out of style.
It is a brand that is passed down from generation to generation.
This includes current prices, craftsmanship, care, colors, advice on first time purchases…here it all is in one post.