When the Aurelia GM first came out, I really, really wanted it. I looked at it 3-4 times, but kept deciding against it...DH was with me on one of the early trips, and then on the trip I got it. He said..."that is a good bag for you, you like your vuittons, but end up using your white coach tote alot because of the size, right?" So home it came, (this sounds really bad) and ended up in the gift closet where it sat, in the box for almost 3 months, poor thing, I took it out a couple of times, and felt so bad...ugh! I should have never got this.... Well, DH has been gone (business trip) so I have been doing some major cleaning/reorginization and out she came....I used for the first time yesterday....and I love it! I don't know what was wrong with me. ..I opened the sides, and it is the perfect tote size. Has this ever happened to you?