At first glance this lovely Chanel looks to be in an excellent condition.
Firm, well shaped with perfect curves and entirely colour consistent, there are no immediate visible marks or scratches and though now a 'vintage' design, the classic chocolate bar stitching looks so stylish.
Only on very close inspection can you note some issues which have been reflected in the price.
A barely there, small surface shadow to the lower, front LH side and a miniscule cluster of pin prick sized dots to the front middle just below and RH of the mademoiselle lock.
Rubs to the corners from being placed down, rubs to the two front corners of the accordion pleats and slight darkening to the front RH side edge and LH rear side edge.
A very small, light mark to the RH side panel, mid way up and a small, shallow surface impression on the LH side of the base, from storage.
The hardware is very good, still bright and shiny without oxidisation or tarnish and just light hairline scratches with the usual gentle friction dulling to the underside plate.
The interwoven leather in the chain strap has some rubbing to the edges, though this is much less visible to the naked eye and in use, that the photos makes this appear.
The leather lining to the interior is pristine, with a useful slip pocket . There is age related glue discoloration to the rear RH side of the accordion pleat and a little to the LH side.
All issues are shown in close up detail in the photos above but its a much, much lovelier bag in real life than you'd think!
Made in France
27cm maximum x 15cm x 8.5cm maximum
Shoulder drop doubled is 22cm and single is 41cm
Weight is 462g
Includes - NPNP, Chanel Dustbag, Felt, Chanel Magnetic Box with Tissue, ribbon and Camelia. Chanel Store Carrier, (folded for shipping)