personally, i think the giant hardware overshadows the loveliness of the leather. if i'm going to invest in a new bbag, it'll be one with regular hardware. which leads me to this question: is giant hardware the norm for this fall/winter collection? are there only certain colors/styles made in the regular hardware, or are all made with both? i'm in the stix, far away from any store selling bbags, so i don't have access to this info.