I recently got the Lauren Merkin large plum tote off her website, from the sale section, and I absolutely love it! It's large, but so unbelievably lightweight. The distressed leather looks nothing like the photo on the website, it's very soft and matte. The bag holds a ton, and the outside pockets are so useful and easy to access. The bag also holds its shape really well, empty or full. I'm not crazy about the lining -- it's sort of "grandma" looking. But overall this bag is a perfect tote for me, when I need to carry a lot of stuff! Also, I got it for $195 on the website, which is down from $575. Actually, I think the bag is overpriced at over $500, but for $195, I love it, because I'll use it a lot!