This is a short post about my Chanel GST XL grand shopping tote.
I thought about buying a Chanel GST bag for a long time and finally last year bit the bullet and purchased it.
The Chanel Grand Shopping Tote comes in several sizes including the PST (Petite Shopping Tote) The GST (standard size) and the XL version which is the largest sized GST available, and is a little wider than it’s sister the standard GST. The Chanel XL tote also has little feet on the base which is how you can easily tell it’s the XL model and I will go into the differences between the GST and XL in more detail below.
It comes in Chanel caviar leather. I love caviar leather as it wears really well and doesn’t show up and scratches and I was looking for it to last a long time, as being a tote bag it gets fairly heavy usage. I would say that Caviar leather is definitely a little more carefree than Chanel lambskin leather.
There was a choice between gold and silver hardware on the bag and to be honest I love both options so it was a difficult choice. I did go for the gold hardware as I feel it looks more like classic Chanel when paired with the black.
The main differences between the standard GST and GST XL is the size and the fact that the XL version does have little gold feet which protect the bottom of the bag whereas the standard does not have the feet. This is by far the nicest bag I own and the most classic. I love it so much and I hope to get many, many years wear from it. I’m finding its just starting to get a slightly more slouchy shape to it compared to when it was brand new which I really like.
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It’s a really useful bag to take around everyday as it fits a lot in it. It can fit a small Laptop inside along with the usual make-up, purse, water bottle etc. I try not to overload it as it can get really heavy and I really don’t want it to go too out of shape. The Chanel GST XL is also a great travel bag.
As the bag is now discontinued they are becoming increasingly harder to find and can only be purchased on the second hand market. I would recommend if you are looking to purchase one pre loved that you chop on a reputable website like Vestiaire Collective. I have shopped there many times and have also reviewed my experience in this post.
Thanks for reading about my Chanel GST XL grand shopping tote, please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Gemma x