I had a beautiful barenia and toile 32 HAC but ended up parting company with it due to the smallish size of the handles. I am 5'8" but small boned so I don't think I was too big for the bag. The smaller handles just didn't feel comfortable to me so I ended up not reaching for it even though it was so pretty. I have a 35 birkin and find the handles much more comfortable. Do you have the ability to try one on?