Where was it spotted if yes?
Not that I'm aware of, and it appears Chanel only recently began introducing dark brown into their collections.
The beige is a nice neutral camel color. It's not super light and looks as if it will resist dirt. I love it! Here's a pic (not my bag; it is a Nordstrom stock photo).
Not yet, but the choc brown will be available in may/june 2007
Thank you CLK! At least I know it's possible!