OK Ladies, I want to babble a little bit... I have been doing CHANEL since the mid 90's and before that GUCCI was the thing for me to have... I have so many gucci bags and shoes and belts that I just don't even use.. because of the chanel obsession..... Anyway I love CHANEL and everything in my closet would be chanel if money, time, weight issues and space would allow it.... A few years ago chanel was the ultimate for me.. you would rarely see a fake anything.. they were hard to find.. I got 3 bags in the late 90's early 2000's(i guess thats how that goes) anyway I have never seen ANYONE with either 3 of those bags.. the are still in great condition and the consignment shop where i sell my stuff wants answers about it.. first they want to sell it and she wants one for herself... even at the time of purchase there were only 1 in the store and one had to be shipped from NY... my point is now that chanel is becoming very TRENDY and ABUNDANT.. I work hard for my mulas and to be able to spend 2g's on a bag for me is like the ultimate social uplifter for me... Me and the BF were in Dallas for the Redksins vs Dallas game in September and we were in the malls... and that Neimans in I can not remember the name of the mall.. is the BIGGEST in the COUNRTY.. I loved every ounce of the store.. anyway, my BF was like what the hell. everybody in this place has a chanel..mothers and their daughters have matching chanels.. teenagers with there friends have chanels- and the comment was they do not look fake.. I told him that everybody in DALLAS is just RICH as HELL.. I live in the MD/DC/VA area and we seem them- but not like that. We see alot of fakes and wanna be's.. It seems everywhere you look now everybody is carry chanel and all have the same bags.. and not to mention the cambones- that I refused to buy, because I thought it was a trend and then I seen to many fakes.. I don't want anybody to look at my bag and say thats FAKE- I don't care if I know.. speding over a grand on a bag it should SCREAM AUTHENTIC and there should be no hesitations.. I know the fakes are getting better and better.. but DARN.. thats why I stopped doing GUCCI- all the fakes... and the prada's- the fakes and god the FENDI'S.. I know for a fact that years ago.. there were probably 2 to 3 bags made of each kind in certain areas and thats that.. I went to Miami in 2001 Bal HArbor Mall- (I could spend a month there) and got a bag no one had ever seen here.. and I still have not bumped into it.. I went to Dallas 2006 and they had everything we had here in MD.. even at the RODEO drive store in 2004- nothing was there I had never seen before.. No more is chanel rare and limited. I love going out of town to shop and to buy something no one has in my area... Does anyone else feel the same way or did I just wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.