Ever wondered about the life our vintage pieces had before they came to us? We reveal all this week with this sought-after classic – a vintage Chanel Camera bag with tassel….
Previous owner: Fleur from Hertfordshire
Where did the bag come from?
'The Chanel black camera bag belonged to my mother. She used to travel a lot and over the years she bought and collected Chanel bags from her travels. She is now in her 80s and has amassed quite a collection! A lot of my favourite Chanel bags come from her collection and are some of my most treasured pieces.'
How did you style this bag when you used it?
'What I loved about this Camera bag is that it is really versatile. It can be dressed up or dressed down – it looks great with t-shirt and jeans, and it looks just as good with a little black dress for evenings. This is a great investment bag; one bag with multiple looks.'
Why are you selling the bag?
'It was a hard decision to make, but I am putting the funds towards...another vintage bag! The new bag I am hoping to get, my mum would approve of.'
What do you hope the new owner gets out of this vintage bag?
'I hope the new owner cares for the bag, but also looks at it as a pure Chanel vintage piece. The vintage bags really are classic pieces and you really don’t get those sorts of details on current Chanel. And most importantly: enjoy the bag! It was enjoyed very much by the women in my family – hopefully the bag will be re-homed to a new family who will love her and continue to use the bag as it was meant to be.'