Vintage Chanel Bag

Vintage Chanel Bag – 5 Things to Know Before You Buy It

Sep 22nd, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 21 min read

Have you ever considered buying a vintage Chanel bag? Well, it has not been high on the list of my shopping priorities as I always preferred fresh-out-of-the-box items. However, a few years ago I was desperately looking for a small Chanel flap bag in navy blue with a golden chain and at the time the colour was unavailable in boutiques. As my mind was firmly…

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Gucci Marmont Bag Review

Aug 26th, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 22 min read

I remember that when I bought my first Gucci bag around 2005, I was absolutely mesmerised by the interlocking GG logo canvas and bamboo detailing characteristic of brand. This started my obsession with Gucci accessories, both shoes and bags, and led to many happy purchases. However, after a few years of this love affair I started exploring other brands, fell in love with Chanel, and…

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Hermes Birkin 35 Review – Part 2

Aug 5th, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 13 min read

In Part 1 of Birkin 35 review I wrote about features such as aesthetics and construction of the bag, its dimensions, weight and the date stamp. The aim of Part 2 is to shift focus to aspects such as durability and functionality of Birkin 35, the Hermes Spa, and consider whether the bag provides a true value for money. Durability of Birkin 35 | Hermes…

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Hermes Birkin 35 Review – Part 1

Aug 3rd, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 14 min read

The serendipitous encounter between Hermes’ CEO Jean-Louis Dumas and Jane Birkin in 1981 culminating in the birth of the Birkin bag is now legendary. Apparently, when sat next to the actress on a fight, Dumas observed that she was struggling to contain belongings in a bag carried at the time and the actress admitted that finding a chic but practical bag was a challenge. This…