Bought this downtown tote about a month ago when I was looking for the large patent croco tribute. NM was sold out of the tribute at that time so they directed me to the downtown in patent. I haven't seen any threads with this particular tote in it so thought I would share. I haven't used it yet as I secretly still have my heart set on the large croco tribute. What do you think? Is this too much shiny patent? It is the medium size with croco embossing similar to the muse. The price was $1,595.