hi, i'm a newbie and have "maybe" decided chanel will be my next handbag purchase. but i have read some comments on this forum about problems with the bags...my 18yr old daughter wears little "c" earrings with rhinestones, that we purchased in february, took back into Saks in june as a couple of the stones had fallen out, received them back repaired in august, and today(she's home from college for the weekend) we had to return them a second time to the boutique at Saks as more stones have fallen out. she NEVER wears them in the shower, to sleep, is very careful. we both own chanel sunglasses(mine have rhinestones, hers have pearls) and NO problems there...but now i am wondering if chanel items aren't as durable as say, lv, which mine have lasted forever? thanks for any input. i have fallen for the new chanel bag, that has small rectangle handles and looks sort of like a dr bag and is quilted, almost a distressed leather look(so sorry, i know y'all are well versed in chanel, i am not) but this bag seems like a style i could carry for a long time and not tire of it but don't even want to start planning the purchase if these bags aren't really lifelong investments? ...enough said, thanks!