Please excuse my ignorance, but I have never taken an up close look at the paddy. I am in love with the whiskey color and I love the overall aesthetics of this bag. My only reservation is the lock. Do you have to unlock the lock every time you want to open the bag? Or does the lock just flap backwards over the top of the bag, whereby you can easily get in and out of the bag? I'm on the go all the time and I'm constantly in and out of my bag, so I don't think I would be able to deal with having to unlock every time I needed my metrocard or wallet or some other contents of my purse. But if I can just fold a leather flap backwards, then I would go for the paddy. Also, what is the retail price on the bag? Is it impossible to find the paddy in whiskey at the moment? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!