Can I ask how long you have had your Sookie and if the handles stay upright or droop? Thanks!These are completely different bags. I have the large Sookie which is more of a tote style. It has no external pockets, worn on the shoulder and comes with a pouch. I just toss things into it. The Sookie leather comes smooth but is quite the workhorse. I plan to get a medium Sofia in the future - just waiting for the right color in smooth leather for me. It a satchel style which you can carry by the top handle, on your shoulder or crossbody. It has an external pocket. The Sofias in pebbled leather have a jacquard lining while the smooth leather versions have leather lining. I'd say it would be worth it to have both!
I have no problem with security on my Sofia.Thanks for your input Vanessa and Ikweh. I tried on a small pebbled leather sofia instore and it was lovely. But I noticed that the internal lining is brocade while the lining of the sookie ( medium, they didnt have small), was leather. Bit disconcerting considering the price points? They also only had it in black - i was thinking of a deep block colour.
I guess the clasp is no more fiddly to close than a turnlock? Do you find it secure?
I forgot to add that my album has a photo of my Lava Sookie after a year of use. You'll get a better idea of how the handles have "semi-drooped"I've had it for over a year now. The handles are in a semi droop position
Your Sookie is beautiful and looks to be holding up very elegantly. I noticed on Zappos website they had a small sookie with a detachable strap handle and zipped pocket inside? Is this a new style? Think they called it a 'satchel'. Have they been bringing out new versions? I would lean towards the small sookie if the top handles are able to go over the shoulder too.I forgot to add that my album has a photo of my Lava Sookie after a year of use. You'll get a better idea of how the handles have "semi-drooped"