I am new to Chloe. I have to admit, I have found them too heavy and "rustic" in the past. However, I was at Neiman's yesterday browsing in the handbags and this one just jumped out at me. I HAD to have it. Plus it was on sale. With tax, it was just over $600. Such a bargain. I have a new respect for Chloe, and I have to say, this probably won't be my last bag. Thanks for letting me share my excitement.