Never purchased a Chanel handbag before. I'm pretty exclusive to LV, but I'm so tempted by the legendary luxeness (that isn't a word, but pretend it is) of Chanel bags... And, as my birthday is coming up, I'm thinking of taking the plunge with a first purchase. I'm looking for something on the larger scale-- tote or Cabas style. Something I can carry over the shoulder. I'm generally opposed to hobos. Prefer leather to vinyl. For reference, my current fave bag is an LV Chelsea, which is hugeeee. I went for a quick look tonight at my local NM and Saks armed with some knowledge gleaned from PF... From what I saw, my favorite so far is a black/silver chain GST. I like the look of the black cerf, but the drop is just too short and I do not have an overly skinny arm. I need a strap at least as long as what's on the GST to carry the bag over my shoulder. At the same time, I don't want to be limited to the stock at my local dept. stores... You ladies possess a massive amount of Chanel bag knowledge! Any styles or recs that come to mind that might fit my bill? Thanks in advance!