I know, I know I said I was "done" with my Chanel collection. *sigh* but old habits die hard! :p
I couldn't help but pop in for a quick lookie loo just to see what was out for fall.
If you walk into any Chanel store worldwide you'll find that every store has pretty much the same handbags on display.
If you want something unique or a little more one of a kind the key is to sweet talk your nearest Chanel SA and ask if they have anything "special" in the back.
The Chanel SA went to the back and came back out with 3 boxes. From the first box she pulled out a gorgeous metallic tweed black & white flap w/ Camellia flowers. From the second box a byzantine leather flap with woven strips of leather actually stitched into the flap. But the third and final box that she opened literally made my heart skip a beat!
The "new" Mini Flap!
I always loved the mini flap because well let's be honest anything mini is SO CUTE but when I first began to collect Chanel pieces I decided that it was really too tiny for my purposes.
But then Chanel did away with them and said they were being discontinued permanently really threw me for a loop! Randomly they brought it back this fall! WOOT! Now that I have flaps in a multitude of sizes I felt that perhaps a tiny flap would be the perfect addition to my collection!
Those of you that know me know that I love everything sparkly and shiny!
The bag is made with a sparkly suede material. It really shimmers in the light! I love that!
The mini flap measures 8"H x 5"W x 3"D
The reason I showed you the back and sides first was because the front of the bag is the reason my heart stopped beating!
This is sparkles x 10000000!!! hahahaha.
The giant CC clasp is actually made up of 100's of sparkly Swarovski crystals! To open the bag you would simply pull the clasp down and the top flap opens up like a normal flap. The inside is very much like any single flap it has one open pocket and one zippered pocket.
The sparkly Swarovski crystals make the clasp sparkle like 100's of tiny diamonds!!! :)
Like all Chanel flaps the chain can be worn double chained and can be pulled out to be worn single chained. I'm 5'5 and slightly more ample in the bust area (and everywhere else HAH) so I'm unable to wear it cross bodied but I think if you were a little more petite than me you could definitely wear this crossbodied.
I took a couple pictures at night with the flash on so you could see just how shimmery the suede material is and what the crystals look like! :)
So am I done with Chanel?
I'm truly happy and content with my collection to date but never say never! ;p