I recently bought a SS07 GGH Black Work (same as Fergie's) to use as my laptop bag/purse for work and for weeks I have debated this purchase because the leather is almost black but not very dark black. Sometimes she even looks midnight blue/charcoal. I thought it would look like I was trying to match my dark black shoes, then missed, KWIM? Kept thinking if my bag was going to look bluish then I shoulda got ocean or anthracite...and if it was really black black it would look so heavy maybe I wouldn't want it anyway....so stressed... Then a wonderful PFer posted her new Plomb with SGH and commented on how it 'sets off' against black. I decided to try it for myself... WOWOWOWSA - this light black bag looks great against black pants, jeans, charcoal pants. Kinda lightens the load and even makes me look taller. Even ok with dark black shoes and boots . Have you ever gone through this with a bbag?