Gals I just couldn't wait to get home and share my joy with all of you!!! I finally got my reissue!!! Not the metallic black I reserved, but the black one with gold h/w from the 2006 Cruise collection!!! A lovely lovely SA at the Singapore Chanel remembered I was looking for a reissue, and called me immediately once she got this one. I was only planning to try it on for size (it's a 226) cos I still wanted my metallic black, but I just fell in love!! The gold h/w is just SOOOOO beautiful! Only fly in the ointment is the price I paid for it: S$4220 (roughly equivalent to USD2700. I know it's a lot, but considering that I would have had to pay about USD2600 (including Goods and Services Tax here and shipping to Singapore) for my metallic black, I figured it was a small difference for one of the most classic colours and pieces. I simply couldn't walk away from the gold h/w and you all know this piece is SO hard to find! So yes, please please tell me I didn't do something stupid by paying so much for this bag, the more I look at it the more I am in love. And I PROMISE I will post pics soon!!