Here is my critique on the Modern Chain flap. I received my red one today--thanks to Onyxbear and a heads up about one being at the NM in WPNY. The leather feels awesome. It is so soft, and almost feels plush. The RED is to die for--it is a very deep, bright crimson color. I have 2 other red Chanels, one is a bit to the burgandy side and the other a hint of orange. This red is perfect. The chain has almost a tarnished look too it, so not bright silver--this is a spectacular compliment to the leather's shade of red. The size--I wish it were just a big bigger. The width is fine, 2.5"--but the bag is only 5.5" tall, and I think it would be more "user friendly" if it were closer to 7" tall. My biggest greif is that once I put my wallet, keys and cell phone in it will NOT hold a Chanel Sunglasses case. I love the bag, but the size just may be the only reason I return it. I hate to do it--I just wish Chanel made another size in this bag.