Fun fact: The first "big girl" purchase I ever made was a quilted Chanel bag. It was right after I entered the working world as a fashion merchandiser, and I was so enamored with the bag that I saved all year to afford it. Practical? Probably not, especially for a 22-year-old. Exhilarating? Yes. Plus, I plan to wear it until the straps fall off.
As you may have guessed, I advocate treating yourself to designer goods every now and then—especially when the price tag is negotiable. No, the Chanel store will not negotiate the cost of their merchandise with you but luckily, StockX will. If you're not yet familiar, StockX is our go-to retailer for buying, selling, and bidding on designer pieces in excellent condition. The selection of bags, sneakers, watches and streetwear is impressive, and the option to buy or bid is beyond convenient.
Scroll to shop some of the looks we're currently lusting after and get inspired to buy, bid (or sell). PS, 22-year-old me would be upset to know that the same Chanel bag she purchased is now being sold for considerably less on StockX. *
* Keep in mind that the below price points may vary since StockX is a live marketplace for both buyers and sellers.