Thanks to all..I really learned a lot by surfing this forum! The irony is, I was looking for a black bag. I entered the boutique with intention of looking at black Epi bags. The minute I saw this, though, I knew it had to be mine. I did need a white bag. My goals for a white bag were: It had to be winter white-not stark white. It had to be relaxed and casual....but elegant with just the right amount of bling. Gold hardware. Well, I didn't get the gold hardware, but the palladium is beautiful with the Ivoire color. I love this bag!