Yes indeed! I think I recall someone (on the Forum?) commenting that it looked like a baked potato, and I think people reported issues with the metallic finish flaking off. This issue is visible in the auction photos and the seller even described how she tried to fix it.
It is definitely unique!
I saw an accessory, I can't recall but I think it was a cosmetic bag, at the Aurora outlet and it was this mirrored leather. Interesting item!
I'm sorry...that bag is awful! If someone were to buy it, they'd be smart to go to Coach for a full credit letter...no way could anyone, in good faith, get serious use out of that bag...and for $500!!!
I had one of these...and yes they were pulled from the flaking. I brought it back to the store and they returned it. They did not even send it back. They gave me a credit for $698 plus tax on the spot. Originally they were also supposed to come in a Bronze metallic also but I believe they were never released due to the major issues with the gold ones.