THE ULTIMATE CHANEL CLASSIC SHOPPING TOTE REVIEW

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First introduced during the Spring Summer 2016 Collection, the Chanel Classic Shopping Tote is a new addition to the house’s classic line. The design resembles a lot like the Classic Flap Bag, but in a tote bag version. And it also reminds us of the discontinued Grand Shopping Tote.

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Chanel Grand Shopping Tote (GST)

Chanel Classic Shopping Tote vs Chanel Grand shopping Tote

The Grand Shopping Tote is also known as the GST and it was discontinued in 2015. This bag was extremely popular due to its practical design and the reasonable price tag. When you need a shoulder bag, you went for the Classic Flap Bag. But when you wanted a tote bag, then it was naturally to buy the Chanel Grand Shopping Tote.

The Chanel GST came in two sizes; the large size was called the Chanel GST XL. This bag was crafted in soft diamond quilting and features a printed-version of the CC logo on the center of the bag. This logo created a sense of vintage while the woven chain strap balanced it with a modern touch.

The interior was large enough to store all your daily essentials and more. With woven chain strap, the bag could be carried on the shoulder, on the crook of the arm or just by hand. It was a very handy handbag. Besides being practical, the design doesn’t scream CHANEL at all, which makes it perfect to use as an everyday bag.

The Design

The design on the Chanel Classic Shopping Tote looks a lot like the iconic Classic Flap Bag. Just take a closer look at the features – the diamond quilting, the interlocking CC logo, the woven chain strap and it even comes with a back pocket. All of these components resemble to the Classic Flap Bag, which are inspired by Coco Chanel’s original 2.55 Bag.

The GST is made with double eyelets, linked to the woven chain strap. But the Chanel Classic Shopping Tote is made with just one eyelet on each side. In our opinion, the new design is more intriguing and heart-melting. And also, the printed CC logo is swapped with the interlocking CC, which changes the whole appearance from vintage to modern.

The Interior

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Pictures courtesy of: Global Rakuten

The interior is secured with a quilted leather strap. The inside is crafted with one large compartment, featuring an extra zip pocket and few small open pockets for structuring your items. The size of the interior makes it an ideal shopping bag for the weekend or just for work. It’s an excellent substitute of the discontinued GST design and it can be considered as a collectable item.

The Sizes

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STYLE SIZE STYLE CODE
Chanel Classic Shopping Tote A91046 11’ x 14.2’ x 4.3’ inches

The Leathers

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From Left To Right: Lambskin, Calfskin, Caviar, Chevron Quilting

The Colors

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From Left To Right: Black, Blue, Dark Blue

The Hardware

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From Left To Right: Gold, Silver, Ruthenium

The Prices

For the latest Chanel Classic Shopping Tote Prices, check out this link: Chanel Classic Bag Prices.

The Chanel Classic Shopping Tote Bag is more expensive than the Chanel GST. The latest price for the GST in 2015 was $2900 USD and €2700 euro while the Classic Shopping Tote is priced at $4600 USD USD and €3750 euro.

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Furla Perla Mini Crossbody Tote

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This adorable little bag has such a great shape. It’s taken some inspiration from a classic north-south tote and restyled it to irresistibly detailed effects. Tapering towards the top, it’s got the same of appeal as a bucket yet it’s totally different. Any bigger and you might find yourself losing things; this size is ideal.

It’s small, but a small bag is big enough if you don’t have young children and all their gear, or you need your tablet with you, or a change of shoes…I could go on. I mean, you know this isn’t a bag you’re going to live out of, but I’m used to cutting down. I’m all about the bare essentials!

Don’t be deceived: the rings the strap clips to are decorative. I like it when hardware serves both a functional and aesthetic purpose, which should always be so. I’m not a fan of extraneous hardware, but I’m willing to let it slide because this bag, in navy, aubergine, or hot pink, is such a great frugal score.

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LONGCHAMP LM CUIR SHOPPING TOTE

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We know Longchamp for their famous Le Pliage Tote – not expensive at all and very classic, it’s even rain resistance. And I just recently read that a lot of women use the Le Pliage bag to store their expensive bag in rainy days. It also need low maintenance and can be tossed in the washer to get rid of all the germs, easy right?

Recently I have discovered something new from Longchamp, it’s from the Lm Cuir Collection, meet the Lm Cuir Shopping Tote. This bag represents the artisanal work of Longchamp craftsman, it’s smooth and elegant, inexpensive and made with supple cowhide that’s gently embossed with luxurious quilted patterns.

The black is so classic, but for the summer, you want to move toward the color Lagoon or Pink. It’s embellished with a tag on the front and refined in either golden hardware or silver hardware. The strap can be entirely adjusted to your comfort level. Its generous space can store every daily essential you need, take it from day to evening.

I love the simplicity of a single colored bag, but also the sophisticated pattern that adds a touch of luxury, and at the same time, the price is not overwhelming or mind boggling. For a gift, like today – moms day is ideal.

This shopping tote comes in two sizes, the medium size is 12 x 10 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch and priced at $585 USD or €415. The large size is 14 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch and is priced at $675 USD or €480. At Longchamp e-store.

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STREET SNAPS: LOUIS VUITTON W BB TOTE

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I like the detailed bag pictures on Louis Vuitton official website. I love it, but they are model pictures and as a dedicated bag addict, I need to see shots from different angles to confirm my crave. And the less Photoshop involvement, the better.

That is why, after publishing a detailed review of the newest Louis Vuitton W BB Tote, I followed up with this post, giving you a better look before making any judgment.

It’s a natural picture, also giving you a clearer indication of what to expect before running into your nearest Louis Vuitton store and get disappointed (or even more excited, either way).

The Veau Cachemire leather is one of the finest – durable and luxurious for the eyes to see. Though small and compact, but perfect for the fashion obsessed girl, I mean the refinement is in the details.

Light and structured, there are always days that you need a smaller bag. This version can be carried with just one hand, but it also comes with a shoulder strap if you need to cross body. The Louis Vuitton W BB Tote can help you shift from day to night, it has all the pockets to store your urgent essentials.

But like what we said in our previous post, you need to adore monogram canvas to understand this style. It’s a statement maker, yes that is what it is.

Measuring 11’ x 7.5’ x 3.9’.

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Miu Miu Cracked Glossed-Leather Tote

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miu_miu_cracked-glossed-leather-toteThose of you in the market looking for something utilitarian for work should check out the new Miu Miu Cracked Glossed-Leather Tote, a roomy workhorse of a bag that measures 32 cm across by 29 cm.

Built with dual compartments along with a section in the middle that can be zipped up (there’s also a smaller zip compartment in the tote), it’s perfect for work, good for days when you need to lug just about everything you own around. Another bonus, because it already comes ‘cracked’, you won’t have to worry about keeping it pristine, especially when it already looks so beautifully seasoned and worn.

Besides Black (shown above), you’ll also find another tote in a deep rich hue of Burgundy over at Net-A-Porter where they sell for GBP990 a pop. Or check out Miu Miu at ION Orchard, Marina Bay Sands or Paragon where I’m pretty sure you will find it stocked as well.

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Dior Small Diorissimo Tote Bag

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The smaller, the better, as long as it’s beautiful.

The famous Diorissimo tote bag, you know from the brand DIOR. Its fame is still rising and certainly keeping the pace of the Lady Dior Tote (the bag that we love so much, in no matter what shape and style.) But after introducing a series of new colors and decoration of the Diorissimo Bag in medium and large size, it was about time that something stunning would shake our never-ending wish list. Here you are, the Dior Small Diorissimo Tote.

Basically the exact same design like the medium size, but just a bit smaller. So small that it’s shape reminds of the Lady Dior Medium Tote. But do not get confused, the Lady Dior Tote is embellished with cannage stitching, while the Diorrismo tote is enriched with smooth leather.

Made from calfskin, a leather that’s strong and impeccable (especially when it comes to DIOR), the color effect between rose hot pink exterior and the gris interior enhances the smooth skin. It can be carried by hand, across body or on the shoulder with its elegant but spontaneous look, also accessorized with silver hardware.

The Diorissimo Small Tote is also available in different colors, more information will be shared later on. Measuring 22.5 x 16.5 x 10 cm (just to give you an indication, the medium size is measured 32 x 23 x 11 cm). Priced at $3700 USD and around $4500 SGD. Only available at Dior boutique.

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