Maybe it's because my Speedy is so cute (the Azur 30), but I really love carrying it, and have gotten more than one glance when I'm carrying it, which is surprising being in NYC, since they seem to be everywhere. But maybe it's my long red hair they're looking at . I just bought an epi speedy 35 on eBay, and I can't wait to carry it for the dreary winter months. I seriously thought I'd never be comfortable with an arm bag, but I saw so many of you say your Speedy is the first bag you choose, so I tried it, and I'm glad I did! Thanks! But I'm still taking my big old canvas tote when I take my 3 kids to Disney next month.