*** disclaimer*** Please excuse my indecisiveness and inability to explain my thoughts clearly. You can simply ignore what I wrote and provide your opinion..... don't even bother reading. It's been a long day for me. *** uGH! i'm completely stuck! I had my mind set on a Jumbo Caviar Flap with Gold H/W for EVERRRRRRRRRR. But the more often I stopped by the boutique, the more I realized I wasn't sure. I am trying hard to save money and this will be my first major designer purchase as I just graduated in May and have been slowly saving up since I started working (drinking, eating out, partying, presents, and Uncle Sam has taken a big toll on my paycheck lol). I've cut down on all of that except for Uncle Sam and presents so I've got enough to get my first Chanel. But I'm a very frugal person so I don't like to make a purchase based on the idea of "This will be the first of many more to come in the future." I kind of want to have the mentality of "If I had to pick the ultimate Chanel bag that I would be happy with if that meant i could never buy another Chanel bag, what would it be?" The answer I guess would be the Large.... But I also know that deep down I'm already planning on building a collection. lol Another issue was that the Jumbo is more of an everyday bag and Large is more for going out ... and do I really want to use a Chanel bag as my everyday bag? BUT at the same time, I don't want to buy a bag that I only use once in a while and am afraid will get dirty. And a Jumbo is more practical since it fits more stuff and I kinda do need a larger bag for work etc. bc I only have small bags right now... Don't know what to dooooo.... Then I started thinking - okay, if I get a Large Gold H/W, then I shouldn't have a Jumbo with Gold H/W also. That's kinda pointless. But at the same time, I don't wanna get the jumbo with silver h/w bc if i DO get it, then that means I'l still wish to have the Gold H/W one in the Size Large. And a friend of mine pointed out that the gold H/W is more classic and the Silver was much nicer/trendier/younger looking ... I didn't really see it that way at first but every woman I asked their opinion on said they loved the silver H/W more!... except for one woman who liked the gold H/W and she was 60 years old lol.... I personally thought the gold was just FAB!! now i'm not sure..... Then I thought maybe i ought to get a Jumbo in the Classic Flap and then a Large Reissue since the Reissue is the TRUE original design..... back in '55. Am i making any sense? Sorry I'm so annoying. It's just $2395 - $2695 +tax (or $2350 .... i forget) is a lot of money to spend at this point in my life even though I can afford it, I really should be saving toward something more useful, like a Roth IRA lol... and this is largely all because of the Price increase. I really want this to last since prices are increasing like crazy. I wish I could buy two lol... What do you girls think...? THANKSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!