So, I finally got my first (won't be my last) Gerard Darel today. I ordered it in brown from bagshop. Excellent service from them btw, ordered over the weekend, received today, free shipping. The bag is perfect. It's a deep chocolate brown, squishy soft, slightly pebbly leather, light as a feather. It's a very plain classy bag, with just a touch of whimsy. Best of all, the size is perfect. I was worried it would be too big. Even though I like big bags, I wanted this a a medium sized bag. So, I'm very happy with this bag.