OMG *hyperventilates* breeeeathe Karen, just breeeeeeeathe.... I ripped open the box this evening (delivered via UPS) and I was like I could not believe it. The SOFTEST pillow-like leather ever thus far that I've touched. This is my first old season purchase. (I currently have 07 twiggy in anthracite and natural). Here are some pics attached. I have wanted a day bag for a long time (I already bought and returned the oxblood day bag to Balny because it was damaged in 2 small areas - took anthracite twiggy instead). I LOVE this bag sooo much!! It is pure rock chick I love the brass coloured hardware against the black leather. Time to do the strutt ps. the tassles have split on the pull zipper. Will Balny let me purchase extras even though I didn't personally buy the bag there?