I just received my new Soho leather satchel and carried it today. I think it's going to be my favorite bag ever! Tonight I had to go to a dinner and the parking lot was quite a walk from the building. I was about 1/2 there and I actually heard the rain coming across the parking lot behind me - I had no umbrella and only a lightweight jacket. So I took my jacket off, threw it over my bag and started to run. By the time I got inside - I was SOAKED. Literally soaked through! My hair was dripping, my clothes were stuck to me and my shoes were squishing! I think all my makeup washed off, too. And I was so happy my new bag was nice and dry and no water spots! The ladies I was dining with thought I was NUTS! They couldn't believe I had removed my coat to protect my purse... (and I'm thinking "OK if you think that way we can never be real friends!" haha) But heck, I was only wearing jeans and a sweater and shoes that cost a LOT less than my bag. I'd much rather ruin them! (Kinda reminded me of the guy at the car wash who once sorta criticized me for removing my boots and putting on old shoes to wash my car... I told him "these are UGGS! I'm not washing the car in my UGGS!" He didn't get it though...) Anyway, I usually carry a large clear plastic shopping bag (nice ones I get from a paper store) in each of my LV's and need to put one into my leather Coach bag now. I just LOVE this bag!