I bought a black 226 with gold hardware yesterday (pictures soon...when DF can get camera back from friend's house ) and it hasn't been stored in my house yet because I used it last night,today and it's going out again tonight. i think we're surgically attached. Question though: 1) Do you always store the bag stuffed and with the chain inside it? 2) Did you spray your bag with anything? 3) Not maintenance related,but what on earth is the tiny middle inside pocket made for? You know,inside the compartment that is burgundy and has the 2.55 anniversary stamp,there are 2 inside pockets and a smaller pocket inbetween.I could possibly fit...a small comb,or a tube of concealer,or...last night I shoved 2 MAC lipsticks in there and they went in easily but it was quite an operation getting them OUT again . It's too small for sunglasses...any ideas???