Thought I would write up what I saw in 2 Prada stores in New York today for everyone who has been speculating about the Fairy bag in it's white/black and reddish incarnation. I went in to see what they really looked like and what I could learn. Jill is right -- the bags in person are NOT matte like the ads. They are also more "colorful" -- the reddish/brick is more of a red and the interior lining on the tote and bowler (they had a large box shape, not unlike the plate bags from 07 but larger) -- Boston shape? The bags are shiny, softer than the pigskin bags ever were, but they have almost an irridescence to them - definitely sparkly. Each store is only getting so many, so you have to get your name on the list -- some stores had sold their allotment already. The tote is not that big really -- and has a gold edge along the top that I found really strange. The look book had 5 shapes -- the Boston/box, the bowler in the ads, the tote, a folder over clutch coming later, and an evening sized bag with a strap. So, seeing it -- did I want it? I have to say, no. The shine definitely bothered me, the colors were too bright and the bag just didn't look like what I thought it would. I might like it in a square tote on fabric as a print. People were definitely eyeing them tho and signing up for a wait list. One woman (definitely not a teen, so, so much for them being for young people) had the ad clutched in her hand. I'm thinking she was more my generation and the bag takes her, like it did me, back to those happy summer of love days (actually, I'm cuspy for that generation truth told). Maybe the lilac ones will be more matte. I love some of the clothes -- there were some really pretty things for summer -- just lordie -- 3300 for a dress? Ouch.