Question about the Chanel Medallion Caviar Bag?

  1. Hi I am new to posting... I have a question that's been driving me crazy! I bought my first Chanel bag the Baby Cabas and I swore I'd be good for another 5 years. Well now its been about 3 months, and I can't stop dreaming about the Chanel Medallion Caviar Bag with silver hardware!!! My question is does anyone know when the Medallion Bag came around... what year and from what collection? I know its a classic bag. And I read in some forums that the leather is different recently, like softer and smoother, less pebbled. Has anyone bought one recently and can confirm that? Also, pictures of your Chanel Medallion would be wonderful! Thanks!