Hi everyone, I’m Sophie. Welcome back! Today I’m gonna talk about bags I’ve sold & why. Mainly include two brands: First, the luxury house Chanel. Second, Mansur Gavriel. Let’s talk about Chanel. The first bag I’ve sold is the Chanel GST Grand Shopping Tote. This bag is worn by so many celebrities. It has the Chanel classic quilting design. It can hold a lot of stuff, so practical right? So I didn’t do much homework then. I liked the design and the cheaper price tag, so purchased this bag without thinking too much. But I regretted after I carried it several times. The first con is that it’s super heavy! My GST is made of caviar leather. Caviar leather is heavier than lambskin. And the bag is big. So the bag is heavy even when it’s empty. Because of its bigger size, you would probably throw many things in there, like a laptop or books. So really really heavy to carry around. My shoulders had red marks every time I carried this bag. So I ended up not using this bag. The second con is that the shoulder straps tend to slip very easily. I don’t have narrow shoulders. But the straps kept falling off my shoulder so I had to keep pulling up the straps. Very inconvenient. After numerous embarrassing moments, I gave up carrying it on my shoulders. So I carried it by hands. But it was so heavy to hand carry it. So I finally gave up and sold it. Lesson learned! Do homework, read reviews or try it on in store before buying a bag! Think about if the bag suits your lifestyle. For me, I don’t like heavy bags. So if a bag is pretty and chic but very heavy, I will definitely not consider buying it. The second Chanel bag I’ve sold is the beige classic flap bag. I’ve done a review for that bag. You can check it out. I did my homework before buying that bag. I knew that I wanted a caviar leather flap bag in medium size. I thought that the beige with gold hardware was such a classic combo, and I could pair it with either dark or light colored clothes. So I bought it. But I rarely used it after I bought it. Because I wore jeans a lot. The color of the jeans may get transferred to the bag. So I rarely carried it. And I was concerned that my kid would make the bag dirty when I carried it. So I ended up not using it much. Compared to the Chanel dark grey flap bag that I bought almost around the same time, I used the dark grey one very very often. After 3 years of use, the dark grey one still looks pretty new. So I sold my beige flap bag a short while ago. Lesson learned! Think about the clothes you often wear and your lifestyle before buying a bag! If you are very concerned about stain and wear, better stay away from buying a luxury light colored bag! The third bag I’ve sold is the Mansur Gavriel mini bucket bag. I’ve done a review of that bag. You can check it out. That bag has so many pros. It’s super lightweight. The red makes the whole outfit pop. The first con is that the corners wear very easily. After only one week of use, the corners started to wear. I’ve used that bag for a year. The corners wore very badly! I wouldn’t be using it after a few years cause the corners would be totally damaged. Also, the bag is very structured. It holds its shape when empty. It looks really pretty. But it is not very convenient in reality. The structured corners tend to bump into people. My daughter is only 4. Her head was often hit by the corners of the bag. I’m about to have my second baby this summer. So it may not be “safe” for my kids. I would be not using it in the near future. So I sold it. The fourth bag I’ve sold is the Mansur Gavriel mini lady bag. I’ve done a review of that bag. You can check it out. The first pro is that it’s super lightweight. The second pro is that it’s pretty and practical. But the first con is that it is very prone to scratches. The corners wear easily. The second con is that the vegetable tanned leather is very prone to water stains. I live in the bay area. It rains frequently in winter here. I can’t wear that bag when raining. So rarely used it in winter. The third con is that the structured corners tend to bump into people, especially young kids. So I sold that bag too. Lesson learned! Do homework, read reviews, or try it on before buying a bag. Think about the clothes you often wear. Think about your lifestyle. Have a kid? Prefer hand carry? Prefer crossbody, over the shoulder, or carry a backpack? Prefer larger bag or smaller bag? Think about all the possible factors. Don’t buy a bag only based on other people’s photos or videos. Well, those are bags I’ve sold. I hope you enjoyed the video. If you like my video, don’t forget to thumbs up and subscribe! See you next time. Bye!