I had been looking for this tote for a while with no luck, but finally found one in black and tan. I am thrilled that I finally have it. It has the softest most beautiful slouchy leather and the handles are TDF. It also holds everything I need it to, but...I am really on the fence about the color. Does it look odd having the beige colored stripes and handles? I've haven't seen many other Chanels with the same type of two-tone leather and I'm not sure if that makes them rare or if it's because they don't look good! I'd love your thoughts because I'm getting married in 2 weeks and am trying really hard just to have essentials and bags that I really love in my closet (more for my fiance then me-he gives me the hardest time about purses and his financial situation doesn't allow for luxury items). My mom loves it, but I can't decide if I agree with her that the bag stands out in a good way or if it just looks silly. I posted some modeling pics- the white stuff is from my mirror (sorry) it's not on the bag. My fiance would laugh at me if I asked him to take pics to ask for people's opinions...men!