First Comes Bags, Then Comes Baby: Baby Girl is On the Way!!

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YES, you read that correctly! After 11 years of PurseBlog, eight years of marriage, multiple moves, major personal and professional milestones, countless bags purchased and even more bags discussed, Vlad and I are so happy to announce that we will be welcoming a baby girl come late November!

I’ve wanted to be a mom since I was young, and right when Vlad and I got married, I was ready to have kids at that moment. But soon after we were married, we decided to move to NYC, and with my personality and the craze of the city, I knew I needed to be somewhere a little more zen to begin motherhood. (Plus, I’m lucky to have the option to work from anywhere, so I wanted to wait for the right moment.) This past fall, I was about to share a very different personal post with you about the journey of trying to get pregnant, which wasn’t the easiest for us. But, just as I started to write that post, I discovered I was pregnant! I’ve always been very open with our readers and plan on sharing more on that journey soon, because I do believe we can help one another through speaking openly. First, though, I wanted to start with the big reveal!

I can’t even put into words how excited I am to be the mom of this little girl growing inside of me! I’ve experienced all-day morning sickness for the first trimester and have been feeling her movements and little kicks the past few weeks, and I looked at the calendar and realized I had just passed the 22-week mark. I always assumed Vlad would want a son, but I can tell you he has been so thrilled at the fact that we’re having a daughter; watching him gush over me and my growing belly is the sweetest.

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Also, I have to share the story of this little bag, because it’s absolutely hilarious and absurd.

When Vlad and I were talking marriage and already running, I knew I wanted a family and hoped for a little girl to share my bags with. I had spotted a member on PurseForum who had a photo of her daughter with a Louis Vuitton Mini Sac HL Bag, and I knew I wanted one for my future daughter.

Fast forward a few years, and I heard rumors that this bag was going to be discontinued. We were in a Louis Vuitton boutique at the time, and the store had one of the last ones in stock for the company. I wasn’t pregnant and wasn’t trying to be pregnant, but I had to have this bag.

Vlad thought I was insane, and to be honest, I really kind of was. I’ve had this bag in its box in my closet for years, and it just so happens our first child is a little girl–an appropriately ending for this bag, and beginning for us.

I’m looking forward to sharing more with you all throughout this next phase of our lives, and I’m sure it will change my handbag purchases as well what I carry inside my bags and beyond. Here’s to hoping she loves handbags–my collection would be great for playing dress-up. Either way, I’m so happy to know that our lives are going to be much more exhausting and much different, with one more little person come November!

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90s Chanel Jewelry

Grab your body glitter, your mood rings and your scrunchies: the 90’s are coming! Here are some of our favorite 90s  Chanel accessories. And don’t forget to check out our The 90s Trends You’ll Need Chanel Curation!

1. Chokers

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From Top to Bottom: Vintage Chanel Pearl and Camellia Flower Choker. Vintage Chanel Gold Choker and Bracelet Set. Vintage Leather and Medallion Coin Chanel Choker.


Chokers are the quintessential 90s jewelry. Leave the plastic tattoo ones for the young girls; sophisticated women wear Chanel. Whether you’re looking for iconic Chanel pearls with an iconic 90’s motif, like a flower, or looking for something more dramatic, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love in our Chanel jewelry category.

2. Clear Handbags

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Vintage Gold Naked Jumbo Classic Flap Bag. Chanel Clear Vinyl Classic Flap Bag.


There are so many pros to owning one of these vintage Chanel Flap Bags: their jumbo size make them extra roomy, they go very well from day to night, they can be worn with jeans and sneakers or an LBD, but mostly, they’re a great excuse to purchase pretty pouches a fun phone case to put inside.

3. Cuffs

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Vintage Chanel Logo Cuff. Vintage Chanel 31 Rue Cambon Cuff


All the cool kids in school were wearing cuffs to show off their rebellious side. Elevate this 90s punk look with gorgeous chunky gold tone Chanel cuffs. The top one is a definite collector’s item in dark brown, rich thick plastic and gold plating, and the bottom cuff is a runway piece, meaning very few were made, making that much more special.

4. Hoop Earrings

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Clockwise from top left: Vintage Chanel Sunburst CC Hoop Earrings. Vintage Chanel Paris Hoop Earrings. Vintage Black Chanel Hoop Earrings. Large Vintage Chanel CC Earrings.


Another staple of the 90s were the hoop earrings, preferably in bold gold tones. If you’re looking for a statementearrings, Chanel hoops are as eye-catching as they come.

5. Fanny Packs

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Vintage Chanel Chain Belt with Micro Classic Flap Bag. Vintage Lime Green Chanel Fanny Pack.


Do you remember the days before cell phones? When all you had to carry was your lipstick and some cash? If you’re looking for hands-free ease (something Chanel is quite known for) a fanny pack is the perfect choice for you. Both of the pieces above are rare finds from Chez Coco!

6. Barrettes

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Chanel Black Leather and CC Logo Barrette Hair Clip. Chanel Gold Plated Barrette

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The Bag and Shoe Combos of Pre-Fall 2016 That are Worth the Splurge

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“Though she be but little, she is fierce”. This quote from Shakespeare is so apt and appropriate for the Micro Nightingale bag which is the smallest/tiniest size available for this particular holy grail/ it bag from Givenchy.

Trendy, up-to-date but with utility in mind, the Nightingale bag gained its worldwide phenomenon when it was introduced in late 2006 and since then, it has been a style staple among Hollywood celebrities and bag lovers out there.

Over the years, we’ve seen the Nightingale bag made in several sizes, colors and materials and this time around, it comes in the tiniest size you could ever imagine! For the Micro Nightingale, it comes in four different colors that you can choose from: light blue, black, old pink and oxblood.

The bag is made up of calfskin leather with canvas lining and silver-tone hardware, has adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, dual zip closure and an interior pocket and zip pocket.

It measures 11′ x 6.5′ x 3′ (W x H x D) inches, priced at $1790 USD via Elyse Walker.








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A closer look at Chopard’s Red and Green Carpet high jewelry collections

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Brilliant diamonds shine alongside yellow and yellow-orange sapphires, emeralds, rubies, kunzites and amethysts in the collection. Look out for layered necklaces, shimmering earrings, and elaborate cocktail rings featuring classic and modern motifs like paisley, flowers and peacocks.
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Chopard has also cemented their commitment to sustainability with their Green Carpet Haute Joaillerie line created in partnership with Gemfields. Gemfields brings colored stones to the Green Carpet line most notably Zambian Emeralds that are fully traceable and validated by Eco Age.
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Colorless diamonds are not to be overshadowed, they create a fiery spectacle in a lacy necklace that looks like it’s made up of snowflakes!

Many of these beautiful pieces have already been sported on the Cannes red carpet by celebrities like Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts and Victoria Beckham. To own your very own piece of magical Red or Green Carpet jewelry, you can check out Chopard’s website or visit one of their boutiques.

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As we might all know, the results of the Brexit Referendum is devastating for some people. There are worries that free movement of people and trade will be limited when United Kingdom is out of the EU. But we can never predict what will happen to the future.

However, what we can ask ourselves is: ‘What Will Happen With The Designer Bag Prices After Brexit?’. Here’s what we can conclude:

You see, when you’re an UK citizen, you cannot apply for tax-refund, that’s because the UK is part of the European Union. But what will happen after the UK leaves the EU? Does it mean that UK citizen can purchase Designer bags like Chanel and Hermes in Paris, and can apply for tax-refund? Probably, but we do not know what the regulation will be after Brexit. We will keep you informed at our site.

When you’re a tourist, there is an obstacle if you want to apply for tax-refund. Today the rule is that you can apply for tax-refund at your last stop within the EU. For example, if you travel from Rome, Paris to London, then your last stop is London. And so if you purchase a bag in Rome and another one in Paris, you can apply tax-refund for both bags in London, because London is your last stop.

But what will happen when the UK leaves the EU? That means that Paris is your last stop within the European Union and not the UK. That could mean that you need to apply tax-refund in Paris for all the goods you buy in the EU and not in the UK.

UK leaving the EU could be a bit complicated for tourist, but for a UK citizen that can enjoy the tax-refund, it might be a good thing.

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