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How Chanel Built Her Empire – “Once upon a time”

Only about 3 minutes, and a fantastically fast overview about how Coco Chanel built her empire and how she worked.

Her most famous items:


  • Chanel No. 5 perfume
  • Chanel Suit with the Military-Inspired Tweed Jacket
  • Chanel Black Quilted Bag with Chain Shoulder Strap
  • Chanel Beige Shoe with the Black Toe

I am not a manic Chanel fan, but I do like some items.

I’d love to own a tweed jacket one day, but alas, I am not willing to buy it unless it’s secondhand, and how many of THOSE do you see flying around?

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Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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  1. Hustle + Save

    I actually worked for someone for a while who, for a moment, was going to have me sell a lot of her Chanel and other high end clothing on ebay for her. It ended up falling through (she was a bit wishy washy) but I have a feeling her wardrobe will eventually find it’s way to ebay or a lucky second hand store. Unfortunately she had several of the exact bag pictured above and wasn’t planning on selling those.

  2. Clarisse @ Make Money Your Way

    I really, really love the Chanel brand, but unfortunately, I don’t own any one of it. 🙂 But I have a Chanel “inspired” phone casing which is very lovely!

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      I’m keen to own something from Chanel but.. that has not happened yet.


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