I'm popping in from the Chanel forum to ask for everyone's opinion! I've had terrible luck lately, with Chanel bags. I couldn't seem to find a really large, soft and mooshy, black, hobo style bag without a lot of bling. Chanel just wasn't going in that direction, except for the XL Cabas, which I'm wait-listed for. I haven't bought a Prada in years!... but when I saw the Gauffre tote, with the messenger strap (I instantly recognized the Gauffre, because Jill has so many... and looks so good in them. ) that I immediately tried it on. It fits perfectly and has such a nice shoulder drop that will fit in the cold weather, over my heavy winter coats. So... what do you think? Is it the perfect bag? I feel so sad abandoning Chanel. I never thought I would go back to Prada, but the Gauffre line is so unique and special. Who has the large tote and what do you think? Does it stay put on your shoulder? Does anyone actually use the messenger strap and is it strong enough, if I were to use it, to hold a bag that I tend to stuff with everything, but the kitchen sink? I will be buying from the boutique and not the department store so I won't be able to return (I hate store credits) so I have to be 100% sure that this is the bag for me. TIA!