I looked at and tried on the Patricia bag. It's pretty good-sized, but it just didn't appeal to me in terms of looks and function. The flap takes up the whole front of the bag and is not attached at all to the purse. It just didn't look right on me personally, and I know that it would drive me crazy very quickly. Also, I do prefer some exterior pocket.Well I appreciate the input so far, girls! I like several of the classic and original bags (field, patricia, basic...) - wonder if the patricia and basic bags are big enough and if the flap gets in the way of accessing contents in the patricia. Also - what do you think about getting one of these or one of the Marc Jacobs bags (Classic Q Natasha, House of Marc Natasha, etc.)?? Sure wish I could see some of these but don't live in a place where that's possible so I'm depending on y'all! Oh these decisions
My pleasure, good luck with your search!Hi katev - your post was so helpful and I appreciate you taking the time to give me that information and post the pictures - so great! I'm glad to know the originals are the glove-tanned leather and the classics are the newer lighter leather. Going to continue looking and this has helped me in my search! Thanks again!