my friend bought her chanel maxi flap last march and noticed that her CC ghw has tarnished a bit..i also deal with the same problem on my chanel GST which i purchased in april this year. but my SHW on the maxi flap which i purchased in last january still look like a brand new..no starches at all.. n i also notice the same problem with my GHW on my beige claire flap bag..it really makes me frustrated.. what happen to the latest chanel bags quality? some of my friend carrying a vintage bag n the GHW of the bag still look brand new..unlike the current flap bag..especially the GHW..anyone experience it? please share. i live in Malaysia. does the weather here affecting the quality of the hardware?