I FINALLY saw a "prototype"/sample at the Fendi store. I've been WANTING this bag FOREVER and my local NM has yet to receive the bag. So I was SUPER excited to finally see one in person. BUT I was not impressed.
The closure is a bit odd. It looks like you have to lift "up" to get it to open/release. The SA wouldn't even let me try! I think that might be a sign.... Either it's difficult or they're paranoid of people breaking it. It was attractive, but smaller than I thought! It's not as wide as the MJ Elise and a little "thinner"... I couldn't put it on my shoulder--the chains were too short and it'd look odd anyways. You can onlly put it on your arm.
It was cute--but I was disappointed. It's not going to be the bag for me this year. But definitely see one in person before making up your mind. Just b/c I didn't like it doesn't mean you won't!