Well, I took my daughter to LV yesterday - a surprise for her 16th birthday present. I had her try out several of the little bags and in the end she picked the MC speedy 30 which is great because I can borrow it from her. While I was there I impulsively bought the large Noe. It is beautiful but after I got home I started thinking that maybe it is just too big of a monogramed statement and maybe I should look to something slightly smaller. I really love the hudson but it is almost twice the price. I have a cabas piano which I recently bought used but in great condition and I have been carrying it the last several days. But I did want my own brand new one. What do you think of the Noe. I can't post pics until I get home tonight but it is the larger version of the petit Noe. Thanks.