Let me start by saying I was not prepared for how much I would absolutely LOVE the Mirage line. I hoped I would like it, but I was absolutely blown away by the gorgeousness of the bags in both colors! I gave my SA my cc # on the spot so she can charge my noir Speedy as soon as the boutique opens on Saturday 9/15. I will go in after my son's soccer game and pick it up. She did confirm 9/15 as the release date and expects to have the bags available on that date. My boutique is getting three noir speedys, no bordeaux that she knew of. Feedback: the noir version appears much more 'black' than I thought it would, which is a good thing, IMO. I had on black running shorts (dressed up for the trunkshow, lol!) and the speedy looked great against the black. I really think this bag will look fantastic with either black OR brown clothing. The bag I saw DID have a seam along the bottom, so no upside down LVs. All the black tabs (zipper pull, lock tab, etc.) were trimmed in the same brown as the black handles. Black alcantra lining w/a patch pocket. Bottom is not reinforced so the speedy will have the famous sag. This bag will be great for both casual and semi-dressy occasions, IMO. I saw the bordeaux version in another style and it was gorgeous, too. If you are on the list for either color I believe you will be happy w/this bag!