Thanks everybody! I love this bag...of course, I'm already planning my next one...by the way, I'm looking at Balenciaga's, we are hoping to stay a couple nights in Vegas next year, is it possible to buy them there somewhere?
I can wear the bag over my shoulder, when I'm in just a tee. I just bought the Valentina jacket from J. Crew (it's so pretty!) & it won't fit over my shoulder with that on.
It is sort of a wide opening. The bag I've been carrying for the last year was this way too & I didn't find it to be a problem. I carried it over my shoulder & kept "the good stuff" to the front of the bag so no one could easily reach in unnoticed.
Most of the time I will probably be holding this bag on my arm or in hand so I don't think it could be pickpocketed very easily.
I like the horseshoe too...there's the horse & a ball as well. The ball I didn't notice in the pictures but I like it!
YES! The leather is very soft...it's lovely & smells delicious!
I think (& pray!) it will age well. I am always super careful with my bags so that helps. I think the rigid leather that frames the bag will develop a nice "patina" so to speak...it reminds me of a saddle.