Thank GOD tPF is up and running-- i really need some opinons gals and guys! Well my DH bought me the COACH Julia Bag, and it really is beautiful. The price is a steeping $698-- urgh! THE most i've ever spent on a bag, but i can see why COACH priced it this way. The Thompson leather is beautiful, the stiching and the construction of the bag is impeccable. The bag is very comfortable to wear. It's slim and not bulky at all. I'm convinced that if you are going to buy any leather bag, it's going to be heavy-- either that or i just need to work out! So i'm off this issue. Still it is $698 and i don't mind paying this much because the quality is amazinbg, but i just wanted your opinions about the bag with a poll. Please let me know what you think. The pictures are posted on: http://www.msnusers.com/CoachJuliaBag Just click on the left menu entitle Documents, and it will show you the pictures. I couldn't load them any other way... Sorry!