I mentioned in another post that I had just ordered the bag below- Tabitha Quinny http://www.tabitha.uk.com/product/Sale/quin1.htm Love it! The leather is very soft- not stiff as I imagined from the picture. The interior stripy lining is fun and there are loads of pockets/ useful bits! I have extended the handles to the longest length and the bag goes v comfortably on the shoulder even over my big winter coat. The straps don't slip which is great! The leather has been 'treated' - it looks like it has a thin colour coating maybe so watermarks etc should not be a problem ( ie e-mailed Tabitha direct to ask them this) and as a result has a slight sheen to it. Overall very pleased particularly as I got £75 off in the sale! I would still love a Mulberry bayswater but this bag will be great until I manage to save up!!!