Hi, everyone. I haven't posted in a very long time, but I'm still a Chanel girl. I just got a call today saying that for some mysterious reason, Chanel HQ is canceling the order the Ala Moana/Hawaii Chanel boutique placed for a red classic with the new chain. I've been on the reserve list for that bag for over 3 months. The red classic is my absolute dream bag and this was going to be a belated birthday present, so needless to say, I'm crushed. If anyone has leads on any red classic flaps at a department store Chanel boutique who may have received returns, I would very much appreciate a heads up. At this point, I will take either lambskin or caviar (preferred) and any size that's not the east/west. I'll be making a bunch of calls, but I'm not holding my breath because it's been a while since the last batch of red classics have shipped. But I figure it doesn't hurt to ask for help, or to ask for good vibes to be sent my way! My SA in Hawaii said the reason for the cancellation may be a quality issue...maybe something to do with the new chain. (Has anyone had problems with the chain being too heavy or too abrasive on the leather?) I suspect it's probably a fulfillment issue with Chanel HQ not being able to manufacture/ship more red classics for some reason. She said that Chanel HQ also canceled the boutique's order for some Madison bags, as well. However, the Hawaii boutiques are getting a special edition silver bag of some sort exclusive to Hawaii--I'm not exactly sure what they look like so you'll have to give them a call. I was too bummed on the news about the red to ask about this new bag.