So here it is - my first genuine Kooba bag!! Meet MEREDITH. I really love this bag - the leather is soooooo yummy and the color - UGH! TDF!!! I don't have another bag in this color, so this one is very special!! I'm calling this my "grown-up" bag! I always have bags that are so "in" or "hot" (Balenciaga, Bulga, Gustto). This is a bag I know that I can carry for many, many years to come!! It looks a little smaller in the pics but that's because it's not stuffed so it collapses a little - there is a lot of room inside this bag. There are two (well, three) very minor "problems" with this bag - (1) there was a small pen marking inside the main flap of the bag. It's not that big a deal since it's on the inside - Im hoping I can figure out a way to remove it w/o damaging the leather. Otherwise, I'll just leave it alone, (2) one corner of the bag is eve so slightly worn. The bag has a very light glaze over the leather giving it a little sheen and dimension to it. At one of the corners, this sheen isn't there leaving the leather a little more matted and the color ever so slightly lighter. The leather isn't exactly worn away - I think it's the glaze that's worn away, and (3) I will admit that the pushlock is NOT very easy to operate. Surprisingly, opening the bag is fairly simple - push the button down, and VOILA! bag opens. It's closing the bag that's difficult. You have to line up the buttons exactly and PUSH! very hard. It doesn't always catch, and has taken me a couple of tries every time. Hopefully, this will loosen up with use & time - otherwise, I may just leave the lock undone (there is a magnet inside so it sticks together when the flap comes down). Otherwise I love it. I have already sprayed the bag w/my Kiwi Protect-All. The leather is super soft, and seems a little delicate, but I don't think it will be a problem. I'm usually pretty easy going on my bags - I don't put them on the floor, carry them carefully, etc. Since this is my first Kooba, I can't compare it to another bag - I know there's been some discussion about the leather on this bag being the same as another that was a little problematic. This is very soft lamb's leather, and like I said it has a soft glaze (or sheen) over it. OK - enough. So here she is - Meet Meredith!!