Style

Fashion Math: Is A Chanel Chain Strap Bag An Investment?

December 10, 2009 by Jeanine Edwards
shefinds | Style

When you think of the things just about every woman wishes to own someday, Chanel item ranks high on the list. Aside from a nail polish or a bottle of perfume, it’s near impossible to find something with the chic double C logo that doesn’t have a four-digit price tag.

This quilted suede bag is no exception. At $988, it’s a pricey purse, and the price isn’t for everyone. But we wondered what would be the price, spread out among years of use?  It’s totally worth it in our dreams–we wanted to see if we could make it worth it in reality.

fashion math

If you wear this classic chain strap bag just 6 months out of the year (not even every day) for the next 25 years–(or pass it on as an heirloom) that works out to about a .35 per wear–equivalent to a Juicyfruit gum pack with just five sticks. Factor in that this can be passed down for generations–since it’s timeless, your daughter or granddaughter can treasure it too.  No need to thank us for this one–we’re all about making dreams come true.

Check out our guides to designer handbags, evening bags, and tote bags for more purses we love. See our other Fashion Math equations, too.

From Our Partners

From Our Partners

Fashion

10 Things Every Bride Should Know BEFORE Going Wedding Dress Shopping

February 20, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
Do some research before you say yes to the dress!

Fashion

The One Shoe Trend Everyone Will Be Wearing This Spring (& It's Not Ballet Flats!)

February 20, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
They're going to be EVERYWHERE

Fashion

These Target Mules Look Just Like The Gucci Ones--But They're Only $25!

February 20, 2018 by Samantha Peters
Get them while you still can.

Fashion

Once And For All, These Are The Best Running Pants For Under $50

February 19, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
Calling all runners!

Style

Use Our Exclusive Promo Code To Score A Martian mVip Smartwatch For 15% Off

February 19, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
It's so cool.

Fashion

Once And For All, These Are The Best Sports Bras Under $50

February 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
This is not a drill.

Fashion

ASOS Casually Just Dropped A 100-Piece Activewear Line

February 19, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
*buys everything from the collection*

Celebrity

The Weird Reason Kate Middleton Never Wears Black

February 19, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
This is mind-blowing!

Fashion

Wide Leg Jeans Are About To Be Everywhere & We Found The Most Perfect Pairs

February 17, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
New trend alert.

Fashion

5 Brands Reveal Their Most Popular Sneakers (AKA The Ones Every Woman Should Own)

February 17, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
*buys every pair*

Fashion

Will H&M Have A President's Day Sale This Year? The Answer.

February 16, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Go start shopping now!

Fashion

Ladies, These Are The Best Blazers For Under $50!

February 16, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
For work or for play

Fashion

You're Going To Want To Buy These Flats The Moment You See Them

February 16, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
They're the cutest shoes we've ever seen

Style

These Affordable Black Leggings Make Your Stomach Look Flatter--For Real

February 16, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Every woman needs a pair.

Fashion

These Are The Best Cropped Leggings Ever--& They All Cost Less Than $50!

February 16, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
Full-length need not apply

Fashion

How To Buy Those M. Gemi Sacchetto Flats That Have A 1,400-Person Wait List

February 16, 2018 by Samantha Peters
The wait is over.

Style

Use Our Exclusive Promo Code To Score A Martian mVip Smartwatch For 15% Off

Whether your current smartwatch has seen better days or you'...

Style

These Affordable Black Leggings Make Your Stomach Look Flatter--For Real

We all love leggings for so many reasons; they're ...

Style

LIVELY And ban.do Joined Forces On An Exclusive Swimwear Collection

Just in time for spring break and summer travel season, ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS