Dear Chanel Lovers, I was talking to my SA at Chanel today and she told me that there was a massive problem with the Gold color Luxury bags from last season which actually had them pulled off the shelf and sent back to the factory: the gold rubbed off, EASILY. She said that for some reason the leather did not take the color as well as the silver, black etc. She also added Chanel corperate issued a statement that if anyone wants to return their bags due to this defect they can and will be returned or repaired at no charge. This is not a problem with Fall line bags, such as the bronze color. I myself had an experience with the Gold Luxury Bowler where the color rubbed off after only a little handling. Best!