This bag has been on my wish list - along with the PM in the Empreinte leather and the new Noe with the pink or red drawstring. I finally saw the black/mono bag yesterday. It is so gorgeous - and the crossbody actually fits my short body! I immediately wanted in until I started looking at it more closely. No offense to anyone that has purchased the bag and loves it, this is just my thoughts about the bag and may help some that are on the fence about buying it. Positives - it is so cute - love the chain detail on the front, and it's a stunning bag. GORGEOUS. Love the little zip compartment in the bag. Great crossbody strap - very comfortable. But here's the negatives (IMHO) - I don't really like the chain on the back as it sticks out and you can feel it rubbing on you when you carry it crossbody. The black leather is smooth - wondering if it will show scratches after a while. Then I opened the bag - it's smaller than I thought - would need to change to a smaller SLG - although not a big deal. But the thing that bothered me most is the small strap handle. When you open the bag, the handle straps go through the holes and sink into the bag and I had to keep pulling at the outside of the strap - I found this design annoying. I wish they had made the strap "stationary" so it wouldn't fall into the bag when you opened it - similar to the strap on either the pochette metis or even the Croisette. Also, I found that the clasp mechanism did not work that well. It was easy to open, but had repeated attempts to close it securely. I'm trying to decide if all the negatives are a deal breaker for me since I just love the look of it. Anyway, I hope this will help anyone that may have this lovely on their list.