I went to NM Tysons Galleria today to look at Chanel bags in person. I had looked once before, but it was when I had first found tPF so I did not know alot about what I was seeing. I have been planning to get a LV damier speedy next month because I need :okay: a brown hand held bag, and there are some Jimmy Choo boots I was planning to get. Enter Chanel. With the information I have learned from this forum, I was really interested in seeing and touching some bags. I was also getting interested in maybe getting a timeless clutch before the price increase. I am now over the jumbo classic flap. I love it! I also really liked the Chanel shopper. Both would allow me to carry alot of the mom stuff and me stuff I have to carry. I also the timeless clutch in white cavier. I know I won't be able to use it since it is the end of summer, but there are some white Chanel sunnies on my wish list so they would go with the purse. I am torn since I was not planning to spend almost $3000 on purses! Given the pending price increase any Chanel purse I get is likely to be my first and last for a long while. It would be an investment piece(s) and would be something to hand down to my daughter some day Any suggestions would be appreciated.