I just got a Quilted Elastic Mina bag in Green and I absolutely LOVE the bag! It carries wonderfully. Not too heavy, the chain doesn't weigh me down or dig into my shoulder. It holds everything I need w/room left over. On top of that, it's gorgeous to look at!! I love everything about it! What I'm wondering is this - - Is the Mina the exact same bag as the Stam with the double handles left off?? Or is the Stam larger, more of a frame bag? The Mina seems like a frame bag (becuz of the way it opens), but when you set it down, the bag "melts" downward and when it's empty, you can kinda "smush" all the air out & flatten it out. Is the Stam like this also? I'm just wondering since I've been avoiding the Stam forever now, mainly becuz of its high pricetag (I NEVER find them on sale!) but also becuz it seems to weigh so much. But if it's really like my Mina bag, I think I'm liking it more & more. Even though I do tend to carry bags w/double handles on my shoulder, I do use the handles occassionally and I like the look of an arm bag (I just HAVE to have the option of hanging it on my shoulder since there are so many times I need both hands free, which is why the Mina is perfect for me!). Anyone out there own both the Mina and Stam that could take some side-by-side pics as a comparison??