PurseBlog Asks: Do You Prefer Gold or Silver Hardware?

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When most people think about preferences for silver or gold, they’re thinking of jewelry. After all, that’s more straightforward: silver or gold makes up the near-entirety of most types of jewelry one might wear in an average day, so the preference is more primary to picking and choosing when both buying the pieces and getting dressed for the day. I don’t wear any jewelry anymore (save for a platinum nose ring, although that feels more like a part of my body than a separate adornment at this point), but the silver-or-gold question still taunts me via handbags.

Gold has been the market’s widespread preference both in handbag hardware and casual jewelry for what seems like ages now, which is too bad for me: I’m a silver girl, through and through, and have been since I was old enough to make such distinctions. I wear a lot of black, and when I’m not wearing black, I much prefer cool-toned things that just don’t look right next to the warm glow of gold metal. And even if they did look right, I think I’d still be a silver girl—it just suits me better.

That’s not to say I don’t own and use handbags with gold hardware, though, because it’s an inevitable necessity in an accessories market where it’s the overwhelming norm. Whenever I see a bag with silver hardware, though, I find myself drawn to it all the more. That was the case when Chloé released a handful of cool-toned versions of the popular Drew Bag with silver hardware, like the one you see above. Suddenly, a bag I had always loved but never felt would fit in my wardrobe seemed like a piece I could not only own, but carry regularly. Hardware is a detail, but it’s a big one.

And while we’re on the subject: Why not more black or gunmetal hardware? Why not get creative? How about mixed silver and gold? For all the ways that designers embellish bags, it seems like the opportunity is ripe to experiment.

Now, we want to hear from you: how much does hardware color matter to you in handbags, and which color is your preference?

You can scoop up the Drew bags above for $1,850 via MATCHESFASHION.COM (gold hardware) or $1,850 via Saks (silver hardware).

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Instagrammers Just Can’t Get Enough Saint Laurent This Summer

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Chanel Debuts 60 New Wallets, WOCs and Small Leather Goods with Prices in Pre-Collection Fall 2017 Lookbook

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CHANEL METIERS D’ART PARIS-HAMBURG RUNWAY BAG COLLECTION

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Are you ready for the next collection? Yes, there is no stopping in the fashion world, either move forward or stay behind! Chanel just unleashed the upcoming Metiers D’Art handbags on the runway and we’re stunning by the new choices.

The Metiers D’Art is a special collection where Chanel creates a set of fashion pieces mixed with the culture of Paris and the culture of another country. This year’s theme is Paris-Hamburg.

The Chevron Bag With Diamond Quilted Bag

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Whenever you’ve designed countless of Chevron and Diamond Quilted handbags, it’s time to mix them together. For the Paris-Hamburg Collection, Chanel created a Squared Chevron Shoulder Bag but stitched to the iconic Diamond Quilted Flap Bag. Now you can get two timeless bags for the price of one!

The Lady’s Bag

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Did Dior discontinue the Diorissimo Bag? Or are you still thinking about the Chanel Cerf Tote? Well, there is an upcoming handbag that reminds me both the Diorissimo and the Cerf darling. The name must still be announced, but the design has already been revealed. This bag is made with beautiful curves, refined in tweed (we hope also in leather) and beautified with CC charm. This handbag is feminine, ladylike and perfect for the modern woman.

More Clutches

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I remember the Lego Clutch With Chain, one of the most-talked-about perplex clutch of Chanel. Now there are more variations, each with it’s own lettering and design. And for the upcoming collection, these are the latest.

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I Really Want This Velvet Chanel Boy Bag

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I, like many of you, love a good Chanel Bag. However, I am also a bit put off by the ever rising price tag on Chanel bags (really, it’s been insane). I then find myself looking at other brands because the design and quality are just as good as Chanel without the hefty price tag. But, sometimes you stumble upon a bag that just speaks to you and makes you want to grab your keys, hop in your car, and drive to the store and buy it (I’d order online but Chanel hasn’t joined 2014 yet so you can’t buy bags off their site).

So what’s the bag that I’m lusting after? This Chanel Velvet Boy Bag. Let me get a few things out of the way: I do not need this bag, I’m not sure this velvet bag will hold up well, and at $3,800 there are countless other bags that would be better suited for my collection. But sometimes, you find yourself liking a bag you wouldn’t otherwise be drawn to, and for reasons you can’t quite explain, you just love it.

That’s me with this bag.

I can say that I love the Boy Bag, and that’s nothing new for me, but I don’t really want the small size as it doesn’t fit as much as I’d like. I do think one of the main reasons I love this bag is the color, more specifically the burgundy color on chevron velvet.

This combo makes me want to go on a fall drive in the middle of the mountains. I suppose the cold front that came through Florida over the past couple of days got me in the mood. I worry that the raised chevron velvet would show wear quite easily, after all velvet tends to break down quicker and look more worn, but even with all of these cons, I still find myself loving this bag.

I suppose that’s one of the great aspects of fashion – it doesn’t always need to be practical. I have plenty of practical bags, but if you ask me today what bag is on my wishlist, I’d tell you this one. Buy via Chanel for $3,800.

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CHANEL LARGE COCO VINTAGE TIMELESS TOTE BAG

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So what kind of handbag are you looking at? Is this just a seasonal bag? No it’s not! It’s the Chanel Large Classic Tote Bag, but in the Coco Vintage style. And while the Classic Large Tote looks smoother (and more like the Classic Flap Bag), this new tote looks more like vintage-like.

So meet the Chanel Large Coco Vintage Timeless Tote Bag from the Cruise 2018 Collection.

The Design

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Of course, this tote bag looks completely different than the smooth Large Classic Tote Bag, however they are both from the same design. The only difference is the exterior.

The Large Coco Vintage timeless Tote Bag is designed with a streamlined squared shape. The top part is crafted in smooth leather while the bottom part is refined in diamond quilting. This handbag is destined to look vintage, just like the tote bags from the 70’s. The good thing is that you don’t need to buy pre-owned to get a lovely vintage Chanel Tote, now you can have it brand-new, fresh-baked from the Chanel boutique.

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The center of this bag is crafted with vintage CC logo in gold hardware. It comes with long woven chain leather handles for shoulder carry. And the most beautiful thing about this handbag is that it features a back pocket, resembling the idea of the original 2.55 Flap Bag.

This bag is made from lambskin.

The Interior

Inside this handbag, you will find the main compartment with a zip/patch pocket. There is enough space for your daily essentials and more. To have good view of how the interior looks like, please go to Chanel Large Timeless Tote Review.

The Prices And Sizes

Style code: A57030, measuring 10.6’ x 13.8’ x 4.3’ inches, priced at $4000 USD, €3600 euro, £3340 GBP, $6050 SGD, $31400 HKD, $AUD, ¥478440 JPY, 19000 MYR, $5025 CAD via Chanel boutiques.

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