Are You Sure You Know How To Buy Chanel? Five Ways To Avoid Chanel Bag Buying Mistakes!
You Can Get Ugly Chanel Bags Too….
It is mostly believed that any bag with a famous brand name tag will maintain their market value, but is this true? Let’s take Hermes as an example, even though their styles are valuable to an extent, the tree also has dead branches. In the same way, every renown brand has a certain degree of value and demand, from an investment perspective, each one is not the same. Even with Chanel, every girl’s favourite, with Chanel 2.55, 11.22, 19 and boy the most popular choices for value preservation, some of the seasonal designs are not as popular amongst the second hand market. Here are 5 tips to help you assess whether a Chanel bag should be purchased:
#1 Don’t buy designs that are too trendy
Whilst Chanel is a creative and trendy brand in itself, they occasionally launch designs that echo major trends within the fashion industry, such as the Hobo Bag (underarm bag), that has been popular in recent years. However, this reflects a weakness in Chanel’s product range, with these current trendy styles lacking the classic appeal of true Chanel. They will inevitably become outdated meaning value preservation is greatly reduced.
#2 Not every major bag launch is worth the investment
Chanel has its major launches almost every few years, with successful examples including Boy, Gabrielle and 19. They often start at lower price points, which will increase significantly over the next couple of years. So whilst a new launch can be exciting and tempting, not all are as valuable, with Girl and 31 examples of those that outdated quickly. Therefore, think more logically about the longevity of the style being launched.
#3 Strange Designs
Chanel does offer seasonal styles that are often classic and highly desired, however these collections are limited and expensive. For the Chanel fan who’s a brand lover but not a religious collector, it is best to opt for the bag you really like, as opposed to a less practical bag at several times the price.
#4 Overly practical bags
Chanel’s evergreen shopping tote is one of the brand’s most practical bags. Any other practical bags by Chanel including the weirder seasonal leather shopping bags should be avoided due to their expense and lack of true Chanel style. Usually, these are the bags that end up on the second-hand market for a 30% discount since it’s difficult to find buyers. In comparison, small leather goods that are also practical attain far more popularity. Therefore, whilst practicality might be at the height of your decision, it’s important to distinguish the needs of different designs.
#5 Diverse colours
Chanel launches special colours from time to time, such as cherry blossom pink and Tiffany blue. However, sometimes the more vibrant colours have failed to represent the true essence of the brand, such as the coral and earthy tones which are not as mature as the core of Chanel. There have been several colours which have succeeded including purple, pink and denim, so it’s important to look at the long term value of the colour you want.