So I exchanged the Paddington for the Chanel medium reissue 2.55 in gray. I hope I did the right thing - my other option was to exchange the dark gray Paddington for the whiskey. But after much deliberation I went with the Chanel.
Thanks ladies! I promise I will post pictures as soon as I can get my hands on a new digital camera. The bag set me back some serious $ so now I have to wait until my next paycheck or borrow someone else's camera. I loved my old one, I am still so sad that we lsot it (or, more accurately, my bf left it in a hotel room).