I called around and could not find the medium downtown in violet. This is the color I wanted. So I broke down and ordered the large downtown in violet from Kathry in NY 212-988-3821. On sale for $899.00. There is one more violet left in large. The San Fran. store had some Medium in other colors 415-837-1211. I did not feel a lighter color would work for me. I am so excited, this is my first YSL. I am tall so I think I can pull the large size bag. LOL-just when I try to think I will carry a smaller bag I go and buy a huge bag. I guess some habits are hard to change.