So on my last big trip overseas I tested out the mini flaps. They were great for the hands-free moments, but most of the time I was frustrated that I couldn’t even squeeze an extra pack of Kleenex in there. I know I’m not a tote gal because 90% of the tote would be filled with air in my case, but I’m also not good with the doll-sized bags either, no matter how adorable they look.
Many internal debates later (it’s better than counting sheep when insomnia strikes!), I arrived at the conclusion that a good travel bag should be something that’s hardy; resistant to accidents and other accident-prone travelers or inclement weather; and medium sized. More research ensued and this will be my new traveling companion on my upcoming trip:
It’s a Chanel vintage caviar (which means it’s rigid enough to survive the nuclear holocaust) camera bag in a fun, neutral cappuccino color that should match most outfits. It was tough to find a vintage bag in this pristine a condition, but it all worked out in the end. I’d always been a bit squeamish around vintage but in comparing the older leather to my new Chanel bags that cost about 1000000% more, vintage skin wins. Easily.
So to all you ladies who have been preaching to me about the value of buying vintage Chanel, I say Amen to that!. I’ve been converted :D.
What’s vintage to someone is now new to me. Can’t wait to take her on the road!