Thanks to the Holt Renfrew friends and family discount it was the same price as in the US ... so I splurged. I love it. At first I thought it would be too big, but took it out for the first time today and it is great. And the leather is really unbelievable... Here is a pic; for reference, I'm 5'2". Yes, it's a large bag (Veneta maxi size) but I am used to carrying big bags...! I really love it and I don't think I will have to be as careful with it as with the woven BV. So... two BV's in a month (and a wallet). Can you say hooked???