This bag was a replacement for my Duomo hobo I purchased. There were issues on that bag and I was hoping to replace with Normandy in Magnolia but unfortunately, I couldn't find one Made in France. I found out that Normandy is commissioned here in US so no bags coming from France, so sad! Anways, I chose this bag because I got to see and feel this 3 weeks ago in the store. I was enamored. So smooshy and pretty.