Hello all, Well thanks to all the help on this forum I finally bought an anthracite city from Diabro and it arrived yesterday. I wore it all day and all over nyc and had to use it in a variety of contexts, and here are my thoughts. Most of these thoughts are self-answers to questions I posted in earlier threads when I was contemplating the bag. I will post pictures later, but I wanted to get these thoughts out since the city is so popular a choice and some people might have similar questions to the ones I asked earlier. 1. The strap: The strap is comfortable and stayed on my shoulder with no problem both with a coat, (a WINTER coat! It's STILL in the 40's in nyc ) and without a coat. I was running, walking, sitting, standing, carrying other things, etc and the strap stayed. I pushed the pad back though. 2. The handles: Did not fit over my shoulders comfortably. I have average sized arms, I am 5'5", about 125 lbs and the handles were like a torture device on my shoulders. Maybe they stretch, but as they are, wearing the bag directly over my shoulders is not an option. 3. The shape with the strap: The bag hangs a little funny at first when it is stuffed and I am using the shoulder strap. By shifting my junk around, so that it all wasn't stuck on the bottom, filling out the wide bottom too much, I was able to get the shape to be less boxy and lumpy as the day wore on. I squished the shape down with my arms as I carried the bag, and by the end of the day, the shape was fine. 4. The mirror: An annoyance to me. Flaps around too much. Looks sloppy tucked in. I took mine off. 5. The inside pocket: WAY too small! What were they thinking? I am using the outside pocket for my cell phone. I am also using organizers like my black coin purse and a makeup bag. 6. The leather: Beautiful! Light, the color is amazing, anthracite truly changes colors! It's a teal inside and a charcoal grey outside. The bag is light but feels sturdy. Beautiful. Don't take these comments to mean that I don't love my new city. I do! I just wanted to give balanced feedback to those who are considering the bag for the first time.