Chanel Petite Shopping Tote & Wallet on Chain WOC Review

Although handbags can “make” or complete an outfit, I rarely show them on my blog. I have a very small collection, so you guys would surely get sick of seeing them! After college I purged all of my bags (many of them awkwardly-sized) and started fresh. I wanted to invest carefully in pieces that were beautiful and timeless, that were suitable for my size, and most importantly – were functional.

Video review:

1. Petite Shopping Tote (PST) 9″ width x 9″ height x 3″ depth

Beautiful, classic tote – but for reasons mentioned in the video, isn’t the most functional for me

2. Wallet on Chain (WOC) – 7″ length x 5″ height x 1″ depth

This bag wasn’t even on my radar until I discovered (non-petite) Anh of 9to5chic. She always looks effortlessly polished, and her WOC makes frequent appearances in outfits for all sorts of occasions. The WOC satisfies all of my requirements. It can be worn as a:
-long shoulder bag
– clutch
– double-chained purse; or
– cross-body bag
Dress: J.Crew paisley sheath sz 0P, altered
Booties: Adrienne Vittadini “adam”
YSL Arty Ring in Turquoise, sz 5 (taped)

I got lucky and purchased both of these pre-owned. I don’t discriminate against pre-owned Chanel as long as it’s in excellent condition and comes with all the original packaging (box, dustbag, tags, auth card). The current retail price of the PST is around $1600, and the rectangular caviar WOC goes for around $1300.

Readers – What is your favorite go-to handbag?

54 thoughts on “Chanel Petite Shopping Tote & Wallet on Chain WOC Review

  • Irene LaGuardia January 22, 2014 at 9:46 pm

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  • Irene January 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Which site do you purchase your preowned purses from? Do you mind sharing?

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  • Anonymous May 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Good post about confidence as a petite woman. Also, keep in mind that you have WAY more dating options. I'm over 5'9" in bare feet, and literally half of all American men are shorter than me. If you love men to be a little bigger and stronger than you, like most women do, your options get really limited really fast. I'm just grateful when a guy is an inch or two taller–because it's kind of rare!

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