How has your straw bag held up?

  1. Although obviously less expensive than the norm, I'm wondering if a straw bag is worth the lower price... apart from the fact that it's not a bag you'd tote year-round in New York. Do the straw fibers break with time & wear, does Chanel put a coating on the straw body to help preserve it, are there any special precautions to be taken with such a bag? WARM THANKS in advance for your input!