A week and a half ago, I was on vacation on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, and first on my "MUST DO" list was visit Aloha Rag! I really wanted a city, I don't have one yet and really wanted that shape next. When I saw Violet colour in person, I knew that was the colour i wanted, but they didn't have it in city! I just really like the versatility of a shoulder strap. I was pretty much deciding between a rouge city or violet step, and after walking in front of a mirror a couple times with the step, i knew it was right for me! The colour and leather was sooo beautiful, I couldn't pass it up. I definitly wanted a darker, medium sized bag, as my only other BBag is a Vert d'eau First (light colour and smaller). I also wanted to get a coin purse! but the only variation they had was a denim one with brown triming and one black non moto style ones. So i checked out the wallets and found a cute compact style, that holds 4-5 cards, coins, bills. Got black because that goes with everything. Before I left for vacation, i did see the first pic of Hayden P. in the celeb forum... and I really understand why she carries this bag everywhere! Its a great size and I really love mine too!