I took pics of this bag first - as I have been meaning to for a few days now. This is the bag I was able to get for 15% off last week (before running into my great deal on the Grey Alyona). I wanted to post this bag here to get opinions - b/c she really is expensive and after find the Alyona - I'm wondering if another miracle could happen and I could find this too later on in the year. I absolutely love her - I'm not loving the price though. I'm also wondering if it looks too similar to the Alyona - or if the Alyona is actually a nicer bag? The longer strap is removable - I think it looks funny wearing it and having the other handles hang down...I think the big strap reallly hangs too low to be worn on the bag all the time. I don't see a use for it. As you can see - the flash picks up the stitching...I took a pic in natural day light b/c it really isn't that vibrant as the flash makes it seem. Thanks for your input! also, this bag is available in black and milk (too light). I have other black quilted bags and no brown - so that's why I didn't consider the black.