I know this has been asked before, but I still want to get your opinion which bag should I get for my first Chanel. I have been following this forum for the last week and I am getting convinced that I want to get either the Medium Classic in Black Caviar with Gold H/W or the East/West bag in Black Caviar with Gold H/W. I'll definitely be going home with a Chanel bag after my trip to SF this Sat. So please ladies help me decide. I don't think I'll be investing on anymore Chanels soon, so this may be my only Chanel *crossing fingers*. I will appreciate if you can give me answers to the following: 1. Medium Classic in Black Caviar with Gold chain or East/West in Black Caviar with Gold chain 2. Is it easy to maintain the gold hardware? Or does the gold fade/chip over time? I think this won't be too obvious with the silver hardware. 3. Did the very first classic flap came in caviar leather and with gold hardware? 4. How long is the chain on the medium classic? You can wear it with single or double chain right? 5. Is the inside color of the medium classic in caviar black instead of the red in lambskin? 6. Anyone have comparison pics of these 2 bags? Thank you ladies! I am still drooling at your collection pics. U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E-!!!