My goals with “Monica’s Closet” are a long way from truly getting started. One of my fantasies for the project is to be able to start buying designer things that I can blog about. At this rate it’s probably never going to happen. But among the brands I have in mind to shop should that fantasy become reality is Chanel.Chanel

If I were to be 100% honest I don’t have any real Chanel dreams. I was never someone who cared about high end designer brands. Frankly I’ve never really cared that much about fashion. I’ve always been a bit of a tomboy. But the nature of my business is such that I’ve had to take an interest in fashion. And particularly in high end designer fashion. If I have any Chanel dreams they would be linked to the “Monica’s Closet” experiment. For myself, in my real life I honestly don’t care about labels. It would be crazy for me to be going out wearing designer clothes and shoes and carrying designer bags. I live in a small town in the mid-west. I live in a gated community but we’re not talking The Oaks, in Calabasas California. I would look ridiculous walking around in Christian Louboutin heels and carrying a Chanel bag.

My ‘Chanel dreams’ wishlist

I think Chanel is one of those brands that’s really more about the name than anything else. I see a lot of Chanel things I like but if someone put a box filled with Chanel items in the middle of some train tracks and gave me the option to run out and get it while a train was 10 minutes from approaching or miss out on my chance to get my hands on some Chanel stuff I’d pass on the box. There’s nothing I’ve seen of Chanel that I would die to have. But here are some items that I might go out on the tracks to grab provided there were no trains in sight and none expected for at least a few hours.

Small Boy Chanel flap bag

The small Boy Chanel flap bag comes with a $5.400 price tag. I couldn’t fit such a pricey bag into my uneventful lifestyle. I’d feel silly sitting on the bus with a Chanel bag on my lap.

Chanel small metallic lambskin Boy Flap bag

Especially if it was the gold metallic version. You want to be sitting in a limousine with a bag like this. Not on a crowded smelly bus. The gold metallic Small Boy Chanel flap bag comes with a $5000 price tag.

Chanel large shopping tote

Chanel large calfskin shopping bag

The Chanel large calfskin shopping bag comes with a $5,500 price tag.

Quilted lambskin flap bag

Teal Chanel quilted lambskin flap bag

The Chanel quilted lambskin flap bag comes with a $7000 price tag.

Chanel printed Toile and suede calfskin sneakers

 

 

Chanel printed Toile and suede calfskin sneakers

These sneakers come with a $950 price tag.

In terms of things I would actually be able to use, Chanel sneakers would make more sense to purchase than Chanel bags. I probably still wouldn’t venture out wearing sneakers emblazoned with the Chanel logo as it would seem somehow comical that I would be able to afford Chanel sneakers but still have to use public transportation to get around. And then you never know if someone might decide you need a beating for trying to show off your designer merchandise. So these would probably stay on the display shelf.

Chanel red patent leather ballerina flats

Chanel red patent leather ballerina flats

These come with a $750 price tag. The price for these and for the sneakers seem quite reasonable to me all things considered. I’ve seen tiny little Chanel wallets with price tags over $1000.

Chanel square acetate sunglasses

 

Chanel square acetate sunglasses

Chanel square acetate sunglasses with encrusted cabochons, pearls and strass. Come with a $1,300 price tag.

What’s on your Chanel dreams wishlist?

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Image credit: “Chanel Display, Rue Cambon, Paris April 2011” by Chris WaitsFlickr: Chanel Display. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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