Since I did my gushing post on why my Chanel Timeless Classic in the maxi size is so much more than just a handbag and perhaps my most treasured piece in my handbag repertoire – almost 3 years ago – I have may be worn this bag about 6 times. I treat it more like treasure and less like a handbag, which goes against every single one of my purchase principles which are – a) if it’s not art and you can’t use it, don’t buy it; and b) if you’re going to buy something, buy the best quality reasonable on a $/use basis. Though I could easily argue, the Chanel Maxi might just qualify as art, it is after all a well constructed high quality handbag that I should not be just be pulling out of the closet to give it hugs once a week; I should be using it well.
So after some self-motivating talks in the mirror (which BTW can creep someone out when they don’t know you that well – I speak from experience) I pulled out my gorgeous Chanel Timeless Classic and started to use it! At first, I put all my things in it and put in on my desk, ready to go, but when I did leave the house, I’d pull out a couple of cards and my keys – put them in my jacket pocket and go out sans Chanel Timeless Classic. So it could be sitting safely on my desk at home. So weird right? – but come on ‘fess up – you’ve done that with at least one of your bags before. Then finally I felt brave enough to start wearing it every day and even to the grocery store! I don’t know what I was worried about – the bag is tough and I LOVE carrying it around everywhere. The maxi size though is huge. That said, it fits everything I need.
I thought I would share how I’m using it and what I carry in it – if you’re like me and not using your bag or if it’s been on your wishlist and you need a nudge to go buy it. Check out my detailed YouTube video to see what I typically have in the bag these days.
Let me know in the comments below if you have a particular handbag you’re as weird about as I have been about my Chanel Timeless Classic maxi bag and what it takes you to get out of that mindset!