Okay, I finally did it. I parted with a Chanel bag to fund one I would actually use more often. Surprisingly, this wasn't my first choice but when you feel the leather and try on this bag you can't walk away from it. It's so pretty IRL! The leather is thicker than the Ultimate Soft, almost like Chanel double layered it, and it's soft as silk. We went to the mall today and although the chain is somewhat heavy, it felt comfortable on the shoulder. And when we returned home, the leather was fine being gently wiped down with a wrung-out baby wipe. My black metallic Luxe flap is no longer with me; it wasn't big enough to hold my belongings with room to spare. This, however, has lots of room leftover for additional items! Presenting my new Soft and Chain hobo. Modeling pics show up close and farther away shots. It isn't as big as pics make it seem and the slouch is beautiful.