Here are some pics of my new Large Black Rive Gauche, which I was able to pick up for only $718! I lucked out by finding it at the semiannual sale of Saks Jandel (a local store that houses the Chevy Chase YSL boutique), where they had select items marked 50-80% off for one weekend. $718 was 60% off of the $1795 retail, so I am thrilled to have gotten such an incredible deal on such a fabulous bag, especially considering that it's Black versus the more seasonal colors you might expect to find marked down. As other RG owners have mentioned, the leather is gorgeous on this bag and the detachable strap just adds a level of practicality to it. I haven't found getting in and out of it to be too cumbersome, either, although I prefer to just leave it unzipped and use the twist lock to keep the flap closed. It's slouchy, sophisticated and versatile and I am officially in love with it . I've attached some pictures and just wanted to note that the two-tone look in the second photo is only a trick of the light from the flash. I also included my Large Patent Tribute just for size comparison and did throw in a pic with my Large Downtown, too, although that one didn't turn out very well.