I feel bad for the Plume. Poor, poor style gets so little play, KWIM? So, I thought I'd champion all of its qualities in the hope that there are others out there who may not have considered it before but MIGHT after reading this thread......and seeing some pics. Now, a long while ago, I saw a picture of a Plume wearing a gorgeous yellow "Kuna....." scarf and dangling from a bicycle handle. I had to have this bag. HAD to have it. Couldn't find it anywhere except for a reseller in Japan and that put an end to that. And then one day I happened to run across one in the store....tried it on and realized that the Plume 32cm was too large and the the 28cm was too boxy on me. I was pretty bummed. Seemed like this style was just NOT going to work for me. And THEN! There I was in NYC and on the shelf was a pretty little bag that just seemed to call out to me. It was the Plume Elan. Never saw one before in my life but tried it on and I was hooked big time! I would have taken that baby home except it was in a leather I don't care for. But ever since then, I'd been on the look out for one.....until I found one just by chance in a color (black) and a leather (Box) and with the grace of all the Hermes Gods, I was able to buy it and bring it home. I haven't looked back since and I am totally under its spell. Here's why. 1. It is completely under-the-radar, 2. It is completely chic, 3. It fits everything essential (I do have to edit a little), 4. It goes from day to night, 5. It's so lightweight that sometimes you don't even know you're carrying it, 6. It fits nicely on your lap in restaurants, 7. It's not bulky so it sits perfectly in the crook of your arm, 8. It's a terrific cocktail party bag because of it's handles (sometimes you want a clutch and sometimes you don't). 9. It's appropriate for almost every occassion. The Plume Elan GM. 11" x 6-3/4" x 2-3/4" of pure perfection.