I personally ordered mine from LVR but NM has the wisky available in late feb. LVR also has theirs available in March and you save about $300. That's what I'd do if I were you. Also that way you can look at the grey paddy when it comes and you decide. I have never seen the chanel so I cannot speak of it, but Please post pictures when you get it.
I'm not a big fan of the 2.55 -- its a bit old-lady for me (and I know you are younger than me!) -- unless its the mortgage-required grey alligator! But, I do think the Chanel grey is MUCH prettier than the Paddington grey.
Thanks for posting those pictures and thanks for the advice! I am going to sleep on it and see if the answer comes to me in my dreams. LOL. I will probably get the Chanel but I will let you know what I decide.
Have I said lately how much I love this forum? Where else could I obsess so much!