Hi everyone! Thanks to everyone who answered my question about the softening/structure of the bag. I was really on the fence about this bag, and had decided that I was going to pass on it...but, I kept thinking and dreaming about it, so I figure that I must really like it. I just got back from NM and am proud to show off my first YSL - the Downtown tote in black! It is so soft ande yummy - and incredibly slouchy which makes me happy. My pictures are posted below...some of them are dark. I'm about 5'3" and 112 lbs and while it is a bit big, that's okay! That means I can carry more books with me and also work out my spindly arms...hehe.