Hi Chanel ladies! I usually just hang out at the LV forum: I have lots of LV but recently I've been getting a little bored with LV...so as suggested by the ladies in the LV forum maybe expanding into other brands will help me appreciate LV more and in the mean time let me enjoy beautiful bags from other brands. I've been eyeing Chanel and was thinking of saving up for my very first Chanel and buying it either the end of this year or (most probably) the beginning of next year. I like the flap bags but I think a tote would be much more practical for me. Even practical handhelds would be great. I'm willing to buy my first piece either from a store or from known authentic resellers online (although I prefer new condition BUT I have seen some resellers sell new condition ones..) but my limit is $2000 CAD which is around $1900 US. I was thinking of the black Caviar Medallion Tote. What do you guys think of this bag? Is this bag part of the permanent collection? What is the retail (in CAD if possible, but USD is good too!)? If you have this bag, is it very practical? Does it hold a lot? How easily does Caviar leather get scuffed/scratched? If you have pink Caviar leather bags...does the leather get dirty easily? Your opinions on this bag is greatly appreciated. Borrowed from sophia's eye candy thread! Any other suggestions (and pics!) for tote bags, or even just some of your favs, would be great! I would like to stick with leather, not canvas/fabric. Thank you so much in advance!