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.
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!
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!