I have done extensive research on tpf on Gerard Darel and the infamous 24 hour bag. My conclusion is that while many ladies on here love the bag immensely, others were less than impressed and quickly returned their bag, due to lackluster leather, a sense of lower quality, and ultimately a bag not worth the money. At the same time, I have read glowing reviews of this bag; that its fabulously under-the-radar, the leather is wonderful, the size is perfect, and that it makes an excellent everyday bag. It really seems to be an even split to me, of those who love the bag and those who hate it. I would like to buy a 24 hr. bag in chocolate but am apprehensive after the things I have read. Bagachondriacs experience in particular was very informative and eye-opening, and has kept me from buying the bag. I would love to hear your thoughts on this bag, and of the Gerard Darel company. Do you love it, or do you hate it?