Ok, ladies! I ended up caving and getting one of the Edith F/W 2006 permutations. I'm not quite sure what this style is called, NM.com calls it a "satchel" but that doesn't seem like the right description... I love the leather--it's smooshy, soft and will age beautifully. The GIANT zipper pull tab is just darling. My lovely COSMETICS, yes COSMETICS, SA pulled a brand-new bag from the back for me. So I'm hopefully one of the very few to have fondled this beauty! I thought about waiting for the Edith Shopper, but I can't find any info about when it'll be available and whether or not it'll even be made in this gorgeous whiskey color. Regardless, at this point, I'm in love and I'm just going to wait for the weekend before I cut the tags. Just want to make sure it's not an impulse buy Oh and yes! The handles do fit on my shoulder. And I don't have skinny little twig arms. But I probably wouldn't be able to get it on my shoulder with a thick coat--luckily I'm in Cali It looks great on the crook of the arm too!