Hi everybody, Am delurking to ask for some help on my newest purchase! Have been reading for a while and LOVE the BV bags! Am stressed because this most recent buy is THE most expensive purchase in my wardrobe, and am feeling the pressure to have this be the perfect bag. I can still return it within the next few days....Should I keep it or not? The bag: Sloane in Old Petra The background: Hadn't bought a new bag in ages and really wanted to get something different from what's in my current bag wardrobe. New clothes and accessory wardrobe philosophy is to wear pretty basic clothes, updated once in a while, but to rock the nice accessories to jazz up the look. Loved the look and feel of the Sloane in the BV store but am slightly worried about practicality/useability in my everyday life. When I was searching for a new bag, here were the criteria: Something not too structured, as my current bags are all a little stiff in the upper lip Easy, natural chic/glam... not trying too hard Practical: can get into and out of easily, can find what I'm looking for quickly, can be carried on a shoulder and not slip off, won't have stuff fall out of it if I toss it into the car Versatile: wearable to work, weekend and going out. Works with my wardrobe, which is primarily creams/browns/denim Useable as an everyday bag: I'm not terribly careful with bags and will use them, and love them, every day, so want the bag to either weather/wear well over time (like a Botker leather bag), or not show wear (like an LV epi) Fits all my gear: I usually carry a medium Purseket (love!) As I sit here looking at the bag, here are the pros and cons: Pros Super soft leather: meow! Beautiful feminine yet neutral color Big capacity: All my current stuff fits in there with room to spare Different from existing bags: brings me into the Noughties rather than continuing to live in the 90s! Cons Can't see into the bag easily to find contents: have to hold the strap up out of the way with one hand and push the two flaps open with the other hand Seems a little bulky on the shoulder even with nothing inside and it seems a little wide from the front view Am worried about whether the medium Purseket will make the bag slouch funnily after a while The bag SQUEAKS: am I the only one noticing this? The woven leather rings squeak gently whenever they rub against the loops holding them, i.e., whenever I pick up the bag or shift it!! Does this go away? Sorry for the long post, esp. for a first timer! As you can see I'm thinking long and hard about this.... any and all help and comments welcome! Thanks!!