Why I never bought the Chanel GST… and Now I Regret It!

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Why I never bought the Chanel GST

You always want the things you can’t have right??? That’s totally me! A few years ago I was in the Chanel store buying a bag when a woman near me was dressed all in black trying out the Chanel GST (Grand Shopping Tote). I nudged my boyfriend and said ‘that looks amazing on her’. As soon as she was out of sight (didn’t want to appear to be copying obvs). I tried it on myself and whilst I liked it, I wasn’t going to leave the shop with two handbags so I bought the one I had been previously looking at. That Christmas, I was in store and I spotted the GST in a red, a limited edition colour for the season. It was stunning and I wanted it! My boyfriend wrote down the code, had a word with the SA and he was ready to ‘surprise’ me. He ended up not surprising me as there was a death in the family and Christmas didn’t really happen that year. Sometimes it’s just not appropriate to spend four-figures on a bag when there’s tragedy in the air.

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Red

The next time we went in store, the red GST had sold out and the classic colours were all that remained. Once I had seen the red, I didn’t want black any more. I kept popping in to look at the options but I never saw a coloured one I loved as much and then… The worst happened! The GST got discontinued and finding a cute coloured GST was the least of my problems, now I couldn’t even get black. Hell. Even the boring beige had vanished!

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On The Hunt

I told myself I didn’t care, I told myself I didn’t need another Chanel bag. I even gave myself a lecture about how the bags I already have are better than this one. I even convinced myself that the GST was impractical because it’s heavy to carry. But quite frankly… The heart wants what it wants and I’m still gutted I don’t have the Chanel GST. It’s a beautiful handbag, it’s roomy and stylish with a cool retro vibe. I haven’t set myself any New Years Resolutions, but I have told myself this: this year, my friends, I’m going to be stalking Vintage Heirloom until I find one. It’s the only Chanel reseller website I trust and they do pop up occasionally on there. Just a black one in cavaiar leather will do me, I just really want it and I know I will use it loads… Wish me luck!

Image credits: As you guys know, I always take my own images, but since I don’t own the Chanel GST, I couldn’t take them myself. The top image is taken from PurseBlog (an amazing blog dedicated to handbags, please do go check it out!) and the rest are taken from Vintage Heirloom website, which is the pre-owned designer website I was chatting about earlier. Oh and if you want to read my thoughts on some other Chanel bags I have, check this post!

18 Comments

  1. January 13, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I can see why you want it. It’s beautiful.. xx

    • fashionforlunch
      January 13, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      This year my friend… This year!!! And Thank you!!!

  2. January 13, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    You put me into that site and now I follow her on insta- I’m sure she’ll get one for you soon!

    • fashionforlunch
      January 13, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      I’m hoping so!!!! The IG account is such a good one to follow, so much Chanel to droll over!

  3. January 13, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Sometimes it’s all about timing , you will own her one day.

    • fashionforlunch
      January 13, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      One day my friend! One day!!!!!

    • fashionforlunch
      January 13, 2017 / 4:05 pm

      Ohhhh I’m so jealous you have them!!!

  4. January 13, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Aww one day it will be yours and it will be all the sweeter for having to wait! X

    • fashionforlunch
      January 13, 2017 / 4:05 pm

      That is true! I just wish that day would hurry up!

  5. January 13, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    It’s stunning. I want one now – haha! x

    • fashionforlunch
      January 14, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      aw, it’s so nice isn’t it? I love it so much!!! xxx

  6. January 14, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Good luck on your hunt lovely! I hope you find it! I have done the same thing with loads of things and always regretted it so now I’m just like buy buy buy!

    Amina xx | http://www.AliandHer.com

    • fashionforlunch
      January 14, 2017 / 9:18 pm

      thank you babe! I really hope I get one soon!!!!

  7. January 20, 2017 / 10:20 am

    Oh I can only dream of one day owning a Chanel bag! This one is totally swoonworthy ?

    • fashionforlunch
      January 20, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      It’s so lovely isn’t it? I love it so much!!! one day my friend… one day!!! xxx

  8. January 29, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Good luck!! I had a similar experience with a LE pair of rainbow tortoiseshell sunglasses from Chanel. I saw an ad for them but didn’t think I would ever see a pair in real life. I used them a template while searching for others but never found the right ones. Six months later, I went on the hunt for them, found out they had one left in stock (in Hawaii) but two days later my dog was attacked so I put the glasses on the back burner. Three months later I couldn’t stop thinking about them…went on the hunt again, the SA at my local Chanel boutique went above and beyond…the system said one in stock but didn’t say where, he went on a massive hunt, followed an instinct and found one tucked away in the store, itself! I’ve never gone faster to a store…ever…

    It will happen…if you believe in it..it will happen and the wait/hunt will be worth it 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • fashionforlunch
      January 29, 2017 / 2:47 pm

      It’s a tough feeling isn’t it? I hope you are well and thank you for stopping by!! xxxx