I spent about 4 hours at the Michigan Avenue store yesterday and had a great time. Chanel had their trunk show, Manolo, Dweck ... It was a great day. They were even serving Lemon Drop Martinis while you shop!! I did not get as much time to spend in the chanel boutique as I wanted but here are my thoughts: The newest color I saw was called Paris Blue. Kind of like a blue grey. Beautiful and wearable. There was also a large tote ($3450) shown in this color. I had never seen anything like it. It was from the diagonal CC line. Even the closure was unique: a large oval that went over around two metal spheres. The shoulder straps were like the classic chain, then flat leather (which would sit on your shoulder) then chain again. If you don't have a tote and want to make a statement and have the $$$ to shell out then you should get this bag. It is very hard to explain as it is like no tote from Chanel that I have ever seen. The Diagonal CC line is very cute!! I did not expect to like this line as much but it was fun and very "spring". Paris Biarritz is treated canvas. Similar to the LV monogram bags but softer. Very usable and durable. Chains, chains, chains. So many different types of chains. The chain on this bag is shown on many different styles. This bag is made of calf skin and is a stunner. When you walk into the Chanel boutique this bag literally jumps out at you: There is a small version of the Rock and Chain. The Alligator Rock and Chain is around $34,000. The Soft and Chain is really cute and people who are waitlisted for it won't be disappointed. The expandable bags in dark white are fabulous!! The color is not too white but just white enough. Everyone seems to have green in their repertoire and Chanel is no exception. The green leather bags are more of a rich, grass green - not kelly green. All I could think of when I saw the green was Jeffrey Sebelia's green/white striped dress for the finale of Project Runway. The clutches are very substantial. They feel right when you carry them. KWIM? I never thought I would want a clutch because I thought it would feel like you were just carrying a big wallet around. These feel good in your hand. I even liked the perfo and didn't expect to. I did not care for the bag that was on the trunk show invitation. There were three of them sitting together on the shelf and all I could think of was "weenus". Sorry, don't mean to offend anybody but I think that reference has already been pointed out. The only prices I remember are the ones posted. If I remember more I will post later in the day.