Hello ladies! Hope all of you had a wonderful new year! I'm eyeing on the diamond shine flap in black w/ silver hw. I love the subtle bling to it. I always want a patent bag but afraid of the borderline tackiness of it. This seems to be a good alternative to the black patent reissue that I really liked, but the gold HW just made it tacky looking. Since this is coated caviar, I'm really close on makiing my decision on this bag! This is a link to Jennifer's diamond shine on the Reference Library http://forum.purseblog.com/chanel-reference-library/post-pictures-of-your-flap-classic-flap-reissues-44179-2.html?highlight=diamond+shine#post896710 I'm somewhat concerned with the durability of the diamond shine to be used for everyday wear. Will the diamond shine peel with use? I'm more of a user than a collector so I will use my bags as often possible. On top of that, another concern is the trendiness of patent bags. I see alot of patent bags on eBay already. So do you think patent bags will come in and out of style? As opposed to the forever classic chanel caviar flap. Key things I love about this bag is the size-bigger than a a medium, smaller than jumbo-and I don't carry much in my bags, so small bags are OK. The mademoiselle turn lock! And the price! I believe $1475? Not bad for a Chanel flap. Fall Winter 2006 has sooo many beautiful bags. Chanel does fare better on their F/W collections than S/S. Sorry this is long, I'm looking for opinions on this bag specifically for day wear. Thanks!!