I'm getting my first chanel next weekend... after my summer classes end. Anyways, I've been set on the medium classic flap in lambskin w/ gold hardware. I work at Nordstrom so I hope to purchase from there and joyfully use my discount. Anyways, after searching threads and stuff, I'm starting to grow hesitant about lambskin since everyone seems to say that it's very fragile and that it "scratches" very easily. So basically please just either confirm me of my purchase or sway me? I'm not going to use it everyday... but still I don't want to be freaking out about it every time I take it out... you know? help?! I call up a store and buy it through the phone, do I pay that store locations tax? Yes, right? What is the whole "new chain" thing? Does someone have pictures or can explain?