I am still thinking of this bag. I don't even know if it is still there, but just in case--should the leather inside the chains on the strap even fray a little bit? On this one they were, and that kind of scared me. It is such a great shape/style and gorgeous color--I just don't know about the level of distress. I could wait for fall to see if there are more gorgeous browns coming out, but it seems that, with Chanel, if you like a bag you had better get it while you can because they go and, except with classic pieces, they may not make their way around again for a while.