I received my GH black city today and I absolutely adore it! Now I understand all the posts about falling in love with a bag. This bag is IT for me. I love it! Following are some differences I have noticed between the GH and regular hardware city bags. 1) Front pocket is much larger on the GH style and the zipper has a very solid feel to it. This larger front pocket if really a plus, at least for me. 2) Handles are not longer but are spaced wider apart than on the regular hardware bags, making the bag slightly easier to wear on your shoulder. (Did that last sentence make sense?) 3) The handles have double whip stiching, compared with single on the regular hardware bags. 4) Leather is thick, smooshy and just incredible! Hope this is true with all 07 bags! So if any of you are on the fence, I say go for it! I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like the GH! I'm not planning to post pics because I know there is another thread w/a gorgeous black city w/GH. In fact, that thread is the reason I have my bag today!