I defintedly agree that tpf seems more knowledgable than alot of the sas i encounter...but i was wondering perhaps different store buyers purchased different items / colours so that could explain why some stores have the different styles / colours. However, all chanel boutiques should have ordered the same items right? or does it depend on what headquarters in paris delivers to the stores??Some SAs may not know when stock comes in or is available. Like anything else, some SAs are more motivated and are keep updated about availability by the department head, DBA, or managers, and many times by TPFers. The forum is wealth of information. We become more knowledge because we are able to post intel from all parts of the world including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and some Arabic countries. A typical shopper does not have all of this intel. GL with future purchases.