Hi everyone! I normally post on the other designer threads and relatively new to Chanel. Lately, I have been reading the threads at the Chanel forum for reference. I have some Chanel items, but no bag yet! :shame: I'm thinking of buying my first Chanel bag and I really like the classic flap in medium size. I have been twice to the Chanel boutique this week trying on the bags, and this is the style that I really like. I also like how you can adjust the straps. Now, I'm a bit indecisive on the color and hardware. So far, I've seen black, red, beige, dark blue and gray. I've also seen the caviar, lambskin and another type in which the leather has little "holes" and below it is another color leather (at the boutique today, the bag was black but underneath the "holes" was silver). I'm leaning towards the beige color .. maybe with gold hardware. But what other colors do the bag come in? Also, since it's a lot of hardware, does it tarnish overtime? Does the gold color stay? Does the lambskin scratch easily? At the boutique, they didn't have the beige in different leathers available. Does beige look better with caviar or lambskin? Thank you all for your help.