So after many many months of waiting, I finally got my hands on a pair of Chanel Espadrilles! I originally wanted the canvas ones, however the more that I thought about it and the more I looked at them, I just had to have them in leather. I called many times trying to locate a pair, got on every single wait list I could possibly get on, but it was pretty much a waiting game. Read more to get the details!
(Warning, this post is pretty photo heavy!)
I'm frequent The Purse Forum, so I checked the Espadrilles thread often. I noticed someone say that some Chanel boutiques restocked so I called the ones they had listed but unfortunately they didn't have my size. I was on the wait-list of every single Neiman Marcus in the country, so I knew calling them would be pointless since they hadn't restocked yet. Nordstom however did. So I tried my luck, called, nothing. However, a kind sales associate did tell me that it was showing up availability at two other Nordstroms in the system. I called the first one and the SA told me that he would check the stock room and call me back. I called the second and last one, and that was it. They had my size, the color, the material, literally the last pair available.
When that man told me he had my size, I was absolutely thrilled. I had placed the order last Tuesday and over the phone gave them all my information. My espadrilles came all the way from the Nordstrom in Portland, Oregon! And today, as I sat patiently by my window, waiting for the UPS man to arrive, I finally saw that truck pull up to my house and I knew I would have them in moments.
I ordered the beige & black in the leather material. They were originally priced at $495, however Chanel did a recent price increase so now they retail for $525 + tax. The leather is so smooth and buttery soft and they're incredibly comfortable.
I remember being so nervous about ordering these without trying them on at first. Luckily, I went with two sizes up. I am normally a size 8.5/9 so I had no idea if a 40 would be good enough or if I should go with a size 41. I went two sizes up and I am so glad that I did. These espadrilles run so small, however the size fit me perfect. Not too big and sloppy, not too tight and uncomfortable.
I can honestly say that I am so happy with this purchase. I can't wait to wear them and I really hope to be able to maintain them. I worked hard to save up for these, so purchasing them all on my own made them ten times more worth it to me.