I have been off the boards here for a while and only now saw that prices will be going up again in November. I was all set to get a crocodile bag for my fall/winter bag at next weeks EGC event. Now, I feel like a classic Chanel--perhaps a black flap, would be the better purchase. Crocodile is very hot this fall and forever and likely to increase in price. Black chanel flap--classic and increasing, too. Someone tip the scales for me!!