The small or baby coco cabas when it first came out was $1795. It was released for a second season and the price rose to $1995.
I really haven't seen another Chanel bag that comes close to the cabas bag. It's one of my all time favorites. i wish they would release this bag again. My SA says they still get requests for the cabas bag.
A new version in the style of cabas called strech spirit was released during fall 2009. I happen to own the vynil version. Also i am atttatching a pic of Ashlee Simpson carrying the leather version. HTH