I hesitate to post this because my new-bag-tally is climbing like crazy. Well, yesterday I went to pick up a B-bag I had been waiting for but as it turns out the shipment was WAY delayed and I need to wait a few more weeks. While I was there I saw tons of new Chanel stock, including a Khaki cabas. Now I actually like the khaki more than the black (though I love my black baby which, thanks to you ladies, has recovered nicely from a recent mishap) and I was practically drooling all over it. After all my recent purchases, the last thing I deserve is another bag - Seriously!!! Anyway, Chanel is really hard to come by here as we have no boutique, and if you don't grab what you want when you see it, that's quite the end of that. So DH was sweet enough to let me have it (I don't usually ask, but he actually convinced me). I really did marry the sweetest guy! The lady I bought it from laughed when I said "Really, what would I do with another Cabas? I already have one in Black." (trying fruitlessly to convince myself not to get it). She says "you have quite a few Balenciagas and they are all the same style - just different colors " Anyway, I got my black cabas on eBay and it was already broken in. I'm just wondering - how long does it take for the leather on a new cabas to soften? Should I pretreat it with anything? TIA!