Okay, ladies, maybe you can help me decide. I'm looking for a nice leather shoulder bag. I think I've narrowed it down to the Coach Ali and the Kooba Meredith. They are very similar in size and design and come in black and light brown/whiskey colors. The Meredith is a little larger and comes with a longer, removeable strap. But, the Coach is beautiful and has the lovely Legacy lining. The Meredith is more expensive at retail, but they come out about the same as the Ali on eBay. I have had more than 50 different Coach bags over the years, and I still have quite a few. (I'm currently addicted to the Hampton's pebbled totes with 3 and counting.) I've never had a Kooba but am curious. The ladies over in the Kooba forum seem to love their Koobas almost as much as you love your Alis. Have any of you ever compared the two, or possibly have both? Any thoughts?