ok, she arrived today Here are the pics. So, what do I think? Um, hmmm, I'm thinking.....the bag is very lightweight. The lock is kinda cool with the chain, and only locks thru one of the outside pockets which means it doesn't flop around when you try to get in to bag (major pet peeve of the older style for me). The leather is completely different. I don't have the tag with me at the moment, but it feels silky. Twice as thick as the lambskin Balenciaga metallics. The leather has a bronze metallic "overlay" I don't know how else to describe it. And kind of a taupy bronze color underneath. It isn't an "in your face" metallic, but a more subdued shimmer that is distressed. The bronze is actually very pretty and this is what I was looking for. The hardware is more rose gold, light coppery bronze, distressed, and I like it. Initially I was on the fence about it. But, I was looking for a bronze bag. Usually I am a Balenciaga gal and was looking for the bronze in that. The leather is just so very different from my whiskey/red/garnet/anthracite paddies. Paddies which I owned but never carried because they were far too heavy, awkard because of the large, lock which seemed to be in the way or clunking around. So for me, this is a vast improvement. So is it a keeper? Well, yes I think so. Since the more I stare and type, the more I seem to fall in love. I can't stop petting it, and I'm loving how it changes from bronze to gold to rose gold in different light. And it is very hard to capture in a photo as the leather does not feel like it looks. It almost has a rough sandpapery look to it, but feels very silky to the touch.