I have recently been looking to purchase my first designer handbag. I was looking a MJ Ursala but decided the handles were too wide for me to grip with my weak small hands. I have always been drawn to the Chloe bags. So I went into Nordstrom and they have some Chloe styles on sale. I really like the Betty, but I prefer the one that has the rings on the zippers. The Betty on sale does not have the rings and the zipper tabs seem like they get stuck and I think I would have the same problem with the Betty's wide handles. Then I saw a Paddington satchel with the big buckle pocket on the front. I had not really considered the paddington only because a lot of people seem to have them. But I liked the shape, hardware and I was surprised how well the color seemed to go with everything. I have attached a picture of the style of the paddington and then another picture of a different paddington, but it is the same color of the I am looking at: Concerns: The color -I like it, but have had other (non-Chloe) bags in the beige/camel family and they get marked up pretty easily. So does anyone have experience with the lighter colors? Will I have to worry about? I travel a lot and need a tough bag. The next concern - my first purchase should the color be more classic? Nordstrom has it on sale for $1100. I am not sure what they normally sell for. This is a big purchase for me and I will need the bag to be around for a while or at least until the newer Betty's go on sale! Any suggestions/opinions appreciated!