For a brief spell I had a Chanel "kelly" and found that sucka to be heavy. It was caviar and was the larger size and it didn't stay in the house long due to the weight factor. I don't own a Cerf but I suspect it is lighter but perhaps someone who owns one will chime in so you can be as informed as possible.^ Sorry all for not being clear in my first post! I was refering to Chanel Kelly/handheld.
Thanks for all input.
jmen, I prefer Birkin to Kelly (talking about H) because of the opening/closing factor too. Plus I think it is a bit unclassy to leave the flap open on Kelly but it is fine on Birkin. Thanks for your input, am thinking for getting a handheld bag from Chanel before I 'retire' from C and hopefully move to H slowly : D