I really love Chanel, the design is timeless and ultimate chic and luxury at the same time. Chanel recently increased the price again and it's getting very unattainable. I believe the price of the seasonal purses will also go with the classic timeless flaps. But you can always check out eBay and other consignment stores.
Personally I bought from Chanel Touch, and this site sells mostly vintage Chanel pieces and she's such a lovely lady to do business with. And another consignment store is Luxe Purse, though I haven't bought from her but I had a couple of email exchange with her and she's very nice and spent time to answer my questions.
Please allow me to introduce Chanel Chic Quilt Frame Tote (seasonal purse).