About a year ago the zipper on my beloved, well used Louis Vuitton wallet started to malfunction, likely because I ovrestuff my wallet and the coins seem to be a major factor, so I decided I needed a seperate coin purse. Of course, it took me an entire year to find what I wanted (and to take the wallet to LV for repair). I live within a very short walk to two Chanel boutiques in NYC, not to mention the in-store boutiques at several department stores, and I should have just visited any of them and bought the coin purse, but I was upstate and thought I'd order it over the phone and have it shipped. Ha ha.....Long story short, unless you have a relationship with a sales associate you can call personally, don't attempt a phone order with Chanel and, call your credit card company in advance of trying to make any Chanel purchase. For some crazy reason my credit card company thought it was a fraudulent transaction and it necessitated a visit to my bank in person. I have to say, the staff at Chanel were very nice and said this happens all the time and many customers have to call their cc companies in advance. If I were Chanel I'd figure out why and fix that because never in my life has my card been flagged for fraud when making a purchase and I've done a LOT of luxury shopping and way more expensive than this coin purse.....but all's well that ends well. The store I was on the phone with shipped it to one of my local stores and I picked it up there last week. (And, wouldn't you know it, a SA I've used before, and should have contacted this time, ended up being the one to help me.) I love it and am using it for my business cards at the moment, but there's room for some coins and a bill or two as well. Here's the unboxing in photos:
Something good always comes in these bags
Beautifully wrapped box
Love the decorative camellias....
My brand new navy Chanel coin purse!
This color, navy, is new for Fall. On line I had seen it in pink but they were out and then there was a wedgwood blue on line, but when they sent me a photo it looked more gray. Then the SA on the phone mentioned navy and sent me a photo of this one which was not on the site yet and I loved it. The combination of the gold hardware and the navy looks very rich and luxurious. So happy with my purchase. Now I'm just waiting 4-6 weeks for my LV wallet to return and my handbag life can get back to normal.