Ladies I need your HONEST advice about the CERF Tote -- I've been thinking about getting one for nearly two years now and am almost ready to bite the bullet (before the Sept. price increase!). I love the gorgeous DEERSKIN on that bag and have heard that it's actually one of the most durable leathers that Chanel uses. I like how it's structured yet pliable -- i.e. softens with use yet still maintaining its general structure (unlike most Chanel lambskin totes). But this past weekend I saw a friend with a 1-month-old Cerf and was told that the handles can get scratched up relatively easily (albeit not as easily as say, lambskin); she is pretty careful with her bags yet still I noticed that the handles show a bit of scratches and signs of wear (after just 1 month of wear) -- I wouldn't go so far as saying a thin piece of the leather on the strap part peeled off, but it did look like two tiny parts had greyed, sort of "worn off" and no longer had the same texture/shine as the main body of the bag. Is that normal with the Cerf Tote? Elsewhere the bag looked like new though, pristine condition even in the corners and on the bottom. The deerskin softened up quite a bit (compared to the store displays) which I like. What's been your experience with the Cerf Tote? Hopefully Cerf owners here actually USED the bag extensively? I realize it's a gorgeous Chanel (and at a "reasonable" price too, compared to most other Chanel's at the moment!) but right now I can buy it only if it indeed is a durable everyday bag that stands use. I just hope it's not one of those sit-on-the-shelf-looking-pretty Chanel totes that shows wear in like no time. Opinions? TIA!!