I usually hang out at the Bottega Veneta subforum, also have admired the Chanel for years and years. I am thinking about buying my first Chanel, to be used as an everyday bag. Here are the stats on me: 53 years old, 5'2" average build. Love the caviar leather and prefer the gold hardware. Not a fan of big logos. Thinking the large or jumbo classic flap ( bag needs to be 12"W or wider to comfortably fit my everydat stuff) as my first Chanel purchase. Bag needs to be sturdy, I don't want to worry about it 24/7, but also do not like the distressed look. All you CC experts, what do you suggest for this Chanel wanna be? Many thanks in advance. P.S. If only I had purchased in Oct 06, when my bag obsession resurfaced after years of dormancy. The Chanel price increases are outrageous!