Alex Zipper Tote in black leather! I am undecided, but I usually am when I get a new bag. I rarely ever feel love at first site with it. The pros: -smooshy, wonderful smelling leather -the great stitched handles -the great crossbody handle -the size The cons: -the smooshy leather (it doesn't really stand on it's own and I am not used to having a bag like that) -it isn't as dark of a black leather as the other modeling pics I've seen. The edges especially have a bit of a worn/greenish hue to them in certain light -the bag seems to shed leather bits a lot. Is this normal? I took it out of the box and played with it and checked it out. When I picked it up, there were small black bits of leather all over my comforter. Will it continue to do this? Not sure if I like the "shedding" factor. So, I am undecided. I like a lot about the bag but it really is different than what I am used to. I guess I am used to a more structured, finished leather (previously a Coach leather bag only customer). I will keep you updated. Any advice or thoughts are definitely welcome. I really like the fact that is has a lot of qualities that I love in the Balenciaga Velo. I love that bag dearly, but definitely cannot afford it, so I feel like the Alex is a nice compromise.