Chanel RTW ~ Reveals, Chit-chat & Info thread

ariakite15

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Hi, I am looking to buy my first Chanel RTW piece and would like some advice from the lovely experts here.
I found a pre-loved tweed jacket (pictured below) and was wondering how it would do as my first RTW.
Any comments on the jacket’s classicalness, versatility, durability, etc. would be appreciated!
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Hi, I am looking to buy my first Chanel RTW piece and would like some advice from the lovely experts here.
I found a pre-loved tweed jacket (pictured below) and was wondering how it would do as my first RTW.
Any comments on the jacket’s classicalness, versatility, durability, etc. would be appreciated!
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I think this is very nice and I love the colours!
 

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Have contacted my SA in Paris (Rue Cambon) and she says she can now locate, transfer and ship the LBJs and other RTW/ shoes out as long as a customer has an existing account in store with previous in person purchase history. I have never asked her for bags so that I wouldn’t comment on that.
Very interesting! Thanks for that info. Is this just within the EU or will she ship overseas as well (I'm in Canada)? I haven't been to Rue Cambon enough times to have a regular SA, but I definitely have an existing account/purchase history so this is good news.

@ariakite15 I like the tweed and shape. My first C jacket was a similar shape to this one and it is very easy to wear. The tweed looks like it might be a Lesage, based on the weave - Lesage pieces are stunning, but a little more high maintenance because of the looser/larger weave (be careful with rings/bracelets that could snag it). I do think the fringe makes it less 'classic', but it will be very cute paired casually with some light denim or slim white dress pants. The thing about C jackets is that they're kind of like Lays chips... you may find that you can't have just one ;) They also re-issue classic styles from time to time. There will always be an opportunity to get a more classic piece in the future.
 
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Very interesting! Thanks for that info. Is this just within the EU or will she ship overseas as well (I'm in Canada)? I haven't been to Rue Cambon enough times to have a regular SA, but I definitely have an existing account/purchase history so this is good news.
You need to email your SA to find out if she can ship to you in Canada. It is approved on a case by case basis by the SM. I suppose they will look into your relationship with the store and alas I was told by the SM that regular, in person visits help a lot. Good luck!
 
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@periogirl28 thanks! Will have to see if I still have an SA's contact details around... I've been at least 5 times, but don't think I've actually bought RTW there. I find that location to be a bit stressful, tbh...it's a tourist hotspot. The new store down the street (19 Rue Cambon, I think) is stunning and has more RTW.

@smileygirl love the jacket on you! I am not usually a fan of snaps but they're growing on me. Alas, I definitely do not need another black jacket right now...
 
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@periogirl28 thanks! Will have to see if I still have an SA's contact details around... I've been at least 5 times, but don't think I've actually bought RTW there. I find that location to be a bit stressful, tbh...it's a tourist hotspot. The new store down the street (19 Rue Cambon, I think) is stunning and has more RTW.

@smileygirl love the jacket on you! I am not usually a fan of snaps but they're growing on me. Alas, I definitely do not need another black jacket right now...
Yes agree. I have always shopped at Rue Cambon, only RTW and now it’s much quieter with the crowds going to the newer store. Anyway they will transfer, so there is quite a range of availability. Before this my SA has shipped to me RTW I purchased in person and had altered, but couldn’t collect on time. Due to Covid, I cannot visit in person this Autumn.
 

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It depends on your workplace but I think you can dress it down and the fringes will be ok ! I think it’s a great piece! Def consider it for sure :smile:.

I like the outfit smiley ! The jacket is pretty. is it heavy or light ? :smile:

so dangerous to have stuff shipped from Paris. Thanks for the intel. I have only been once last year about a year ago :smile:
 
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It depends on your workplace but I think you can dress it down and the fringes will be ok ! I think it’s a great piece! Def consider it for sure :smile:.

I like the outfit smiley ! The jacket is pretty. is it heavy or light ? :smile:

so dangerous to have stuff shipped from Paris. Thanks for the intel. I have only been once last year about a year ago :smile:
Isn’t it??? :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
 
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ariakite15

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Very interesting! Thanks for that info. Is this just within the EU or will she ship overseas as well (I'm in Canada)? I haven't been to Rue Cambon enough times to have a regular SA, but I definitely have an existing account/purchase history so this is good news.

@ariakite15 I like the tweed and shape. My first C jacket was a similar shape to this one and it is very easy to wear. The tweed looks like it might be a Lesage, based on the weave - Lesage pieces are stunning, but a little more high maintenance because of the looser/larger weave (be careful with rings/bracelets that could snag it). I do think the fringe makes it less 'classic', but it will be very cute paired casually with some light denim or slim white dress pants. The thing about C jackets is that they're kind of like Lays chips... you may find that you can't have just one ;) They also re-issue classic styles from time to time. There will always be an opportunity to get a more classic piece in the future.
Haha I wholeheartedly agree with the chips analogy! Knowing that you had a similar shaped jacket as your first C is certainly reassuring. Also, you are correct in identifying the tweed as a Lesage. Do you perhaps know if this will cause the jacket to have a lot of pilling? I hope the jacket won’t be too prone to snags, as that would break my heart. I want to be able to wear the jacket out without having to worry too much about it getting damaged. On a different note, I can already see the outfits you described :loveeyes:.