When I was browsing trough my bag collection I removed them all from my closed and made two sections, on the right side I had the bags that I used a lot and on the other side the bags that I barely used. I noticed that the bags that I barely used are bags that don’t have a compartment for my wallet, iPad and that kind of stuff. When I use those bags I’m always scared that items get stolen.
So I made the decision to sell 3 Louis Vuitton bags and my Chanel Petite Shopping Tote (PST). I love the Chanel bag and it’s so pretty, but it’s just a little bit too small to use it for work, plus I couldn’t store my wallet or iPad in a compartment so I hardy use it for shopping. If I do take it with me shopping I’m carrying it on my shoulder and holding my arm against it and that results in having pain in my shoulder. I was a little bit sad that the bag wan’t working for me but I went to the store to try another one.
In the store they had a few different bags to choose from. I love the Executive Tote but it didn’t look that good on me. I tried on the bigger sister of the PST, the GST aka Grand Shopping Tote. I always thought it would be too big and too heavy for me, but I really liked it!
I’ve tried the bag and I loved the size, it’s perfect for work, it has a compartment for my iPad and wallet, a compartment for my phone and the strap is longer so it’s no problem if I want to wear this bag on my shoulder!
So here it is! I decided to go for the black caviar with golden hardware. They also had the beige, I absolutely love that color but it didn’t look good on me. And since I’m planning to use this bag a lot and also to work I don’t want to have to worry about color transferring from my jeans on the beige leather.
The Grand Shopping Tote is from the Chanel Classic Line. This means it’s not a seasonal product so you can buy these all year long. They only get a couple of these bags every once in a while so it could be you have to wait for a while to receive this bag. I already called Chanel that I was coming and told them about the bag that I thought I would like so they reserved it for me, and that was a good thing because this was the only one they had and when I was trying the bag too see if I liked it there were already a couple of persons asking if the bag was sold because they wanted it.
You have a few options that you can choose from:
– Black with gold hardware
– Black with silver hardware
– Beige with gold hardware
– Beige with silver hardware
And then there are the seasonal colors. This year for fall 2014 you can get this bag in burgundy, navy, khaki and blue, all with silver hardware. At first I was really interested in the burgundy, but when I found out it had the silver hardware I decided not to get it and just go for the black with gold hardware. When you browse on the internet you can find this bag in pink, white, brown, different shades of blue and red and many other colors. Chanel keeps releasing this bag in different colors so if you want a more unique color definitely wait for new collections to come or buy a pre-loved bag!
The bag has different compartments:
– One at the back
– One inside with a zipper
– One inside without a zipper
– A big compartment in the middle with zipper that fits a lot of stuff.
Whiii I love it so much 😀 When I came home and unwrapped everything I compared it with my PST and knew this was the right decision. Right now I still have my PST so if you want me to make a post to compare both bags let me know, I can still make it before it’s sold!
I really can’t wait to start using this bag! The size of this bag is 33 x 25,5 x 13,5 cm or 13″ x 10″ x 5,25″, so it’s big enough to carry all my stuff around 😀 If you are thinking of buying this bag don’t wait too long, last april Chanel already increased their prices but the GST stayed the same, now there are rumors that this bag is going to increase in price around september, but it’s not confirmed yet!
Name: Grand Shopping Tote (GST)
Collection: Classic Line
Price: €1950,- (for Europe june 2014)