Well, as some of the regulars here know, I've been obsessing about the Mirage Noir ever since I waitlisted for it in May. I was able to compare both the Noir and the Bordeaux, and although BOTH are absolutely gorgeous, the Noir was my first choice before, and was more to my taste. It is a fabulously constructed bag, and I am guessing the patent leather piping around the seams is much harder than traditional vachetta, which gives it a way to maintain it's shape. Also, I believe, the way the handles have extra support from the patent black holds the sides up, instead of just from the top. I had also been eyeing the Limelight Clutch, and although the blog reviews were not impressed with this, I can honestly say, photos of a bag are simply NO WAY to judge how a bag will actually look like in REALITY. It is stunning. I had waitlisted for the copper, but when I got the call that a Perle had arrived, when I saw it, I knew it would find a home with me !! Here are the photos of the Mirage first...the continuation of the LVs around the bag I prefer, rather than the "seam" which was on a prototype. The interior is jet black alcantara....sooooo yummy !!!!!