A sweet, wonderful H salesperson at the Chicago H store taught me a neat way to "shorten" the Evelyne strap so that you can carry the Evelyne as a shoulder bag (pardon me if this has been discussed here). Basically, fold the strap lengthwise in half so on one end has both hooks, and the other end is the "fold". Both hooks should hook onto the loop on one side. For the other side, pull a scarf through the "fold" and tie it to the hook on the other side. (Sorry if this explanation is not clear, hopefully the photos better illustrate what I am trying to explain) By "shortening" the strap, I can carry the Evelyne as a more formal purse to work!!