And my first Marc Jacobs bag! I am new to the MJ forum (my collection consists of LV, Chanel, and Balenciaga and now one Marc Jacobs) and just purchased a black quilted stam. I really love the bag and think it will be a classic I can carry for years. Seems I am on an eternal quest for the perfect black handbag! I have a question for you seasoned MJ Stam fans: do you leave the gold chain on your bags or take it off? I like the bag both ways and am just wondering.