Ok, so I went straight to my friends house as soon as she arrived and got my baby. Boy is she gorgoues....and MUCH MUCH softer than I ever expected.... You have to go touch and feel this at your local store if they have it. I never would have thought that a patent leather bag could be sooooo soft and smooshy. Its the PERFECT size and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the two types of handles. The only thing is, I wish they were made detachable. But its easy to hide one or the handle becuase of how soft they are. all in all TOTALLY worth every penny and all the trouble. Ok girls....this has to be my last bag for a LONG LONG time.....I SHALL NOT BE TEMPTED!