Ask The Bagaholicboy #37 – YSL Downtown Or Chanel Classic Flap?

Q: Dear Bagaholicboy, I love your blog! As a fellow handbag addict, it is very informative and relevant to us Singaporeans. I have a bag dilemma of sorts, hope you can give me your views. Recently I saw a YSL Medium Downtown Bag in Deerskin on offer, at SGD1490 in Black/Brown.

I am very tempted as I have always wanted a Downtown, but could not afford its hefty price tag previously. The problem is, I am saving up for a Chanel Classic Flap Bag. Buying the Downtown would mean I have to delay buying the Chanel. I own 5 bags; a satchel in Black from Miu Miu, a Monogram Canvas Neverfull MM, a Monogram Canvas Montorgueil PM, a Monogram Canvas Palermo GM and a Monogram Mini Lin Speedy in Ebene. Should I buy the YSL or hold out for the Chanel?
Bag Addict

A: Dear Bag Addict, I see your dilemma. A YSL Downtown is indeed an iconic bag, and one every woman should have if finances permit. Thing is, after going through the list of bags you own, I am seeing alot of bags in either Brown or Black, and if your next purchase is going to be another bag in the same colour range, it sort of defeats the purpose of adding on to your collection. Unless another YSL Downtown comes up on sale in a different colour combination then give it further thought. If not, stick to the Chanel Classic Flap Bag.
Love, Bagaholicboy

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