I picked up a beautiful blue one with the braided handles at Bloomingdales. They had just gotten them in and the SA knew nothing about the designer. I told her that I read that the designer was named Alexis for the name of her daughter and that Hudson was her dog.
I haven't figured out yet how to post pics but as soon as I do I will post tons. The bag is much prettier in person than online...especially the blue. The stiching and overall quality was excellent which is why I felt comfortable spending over $600 on it. I traveled with the bag and it did great going under the seat (airplane) and was totally weather resistant. It is quite lightweight and easy to access....it is sort of Balenciaga with the tassle on the zippers(outside and inside pocket) plus the magnetic closures on the outside pockets really stay closed well.