In case you can't tell, I am SO excited and SO happy right now. They say money can't buy you happiness, but they have obviously never met me or this bag
I am now the proud owner of a classic, quilted Chanel Jumbo flap bag! And it is a vintage one which is basically mint! These things are made so well that it hasn't really aged at all and has retained most of its value
AND I NOW OWN ONE!
I felt like I was buying brand new and felt so at home with them in their lovely little barn. As soon as I got there I was led into their "Wonder Room" where the 2 bags I was looking at were already on the marble table for me just waiting for me to drool over them
I was originally looking at a Chanel 2.55 but these guys can't keep hold of them. And it turns out they are smaller than the one I ended up buying anyway so I got a better deal
The whole team were so friendly and we were just naturally chatting about fashion and Chanel and life in general as I mulled over which bag I wanted and whether I would actually get it (but i think I knew straight away before I got there that I would be leaving with one)
I was offered drinks and just generally had a blast with the guys and I would live in their barn with them if I could as it is such a beautiful area, a beautiful building and full of interesting antiques
A massive THANK YOU to Reece at Xupes, the handbag manager for talking me through the differences between the bags and the Chanel 2.55's and helping me come to a decision. And to Rebecca whom is their marketing manager and was just a lovely person to chat to and to organise the viewing appointment
They didn't ask me to write a blog post, and I did purchase the bag out of my own money, so this post and my opinions are 100% legit
You can view their website and any of the goods they sell right here on Xupes.com. Be warned though, their website is TOO tempting and you may end up purchasing goods
What do you think of my new purchase? Would you buy second hand?