My s/a has a Modern Chain e/w tote in grey (taupey-grey) set aside for me (pic below). I was originally going to wait until fall to see the new line of MC bags, but have a feeling they will be accompanied by an inflated price tag. It may make better sense to buy now. That said, I heard that the MC leather is untreated and absorbs oils easily. A friend of mine saw a red flap at Saks that looked very sad from handling - lots of spotty areas. Can any MC owners shed some light? Are you super careful with your totes and how is the leather holding up?? I am not 100% certain I will be purchasing the bag (My sister did a great job of enabling me tonight though!) so it will be up for grabs at Nordstrom Seattle if I decline. Hope this picture attaches!