I have to start this off saying I never thought I'd own a Prada handbag, I honestly never gave them much thought. When a fellow TPFer (hrhsunshine) posted a pic of this bag in red in the 'post your non bal purchases' thread I instantly fell for it. I love the pebbled leather; calfskin is my favorite leather for handbags. The size looked perfect for my needs she compared it to the bal city which is perfect size wise for me. While shopping around downtown I'd often go check them out none of the colors really stuck out to me besides the black one. I know Prada bags tend to go on sale more than other premium designers do. I was slightly hesitant to pay full price for this bag knowing that so I've always admired this bag from afar. And black is such a staple color so the likelihood of this color going on sale is pretty slim. Well as it turns out the odds are apparently in my favor! I was checking my email on my phone I got a email from NM about their designer sale, so I naturally checked out what handbags were on sale and low and behold the bag I've been lusting for so long in the color I want was on sale! I didn't even think twice about it I snapped it up right away. I got it from fedex today along with another bag from barneys that is already on its way back lol. When I opened it up it was love at first sight I love the leather, I love the gold hardware, I love the gold "buckle" on the front, I love the protective feet on the bottom. I quickly switched my junk from the bag I was currently using to my new one. I've included some modeling pics, I'm 5'3 plus size. Even plus size I can wear this over the shoulder, it's not really in a spot I find favorable on me I generally don't like anything near my armpits. But I can easily say that a average size person should be able to fit the straps over their winter coat. A close up on the leather. This is the label on the box for anyone who's interested.