I need an everyday bag. Something that I can carry to work, shopping, weekends, etc. I want it to hold wallet, keys, phone, day planner, maybe a small book, small bottle of water, video ipod, small lotion, comb, maybe a small umbrella. I am pretty petite...5'1 118 pounds. My thoughts, what I have heard: saleya pm: I have heard that the straps are not long enough to carry on shoulders if you have on a coat (is this true for all people, or does it depend on your size) I live in a place a winter coat is a MUST, so I need something to fit over a coat! saleya mm: I wonder if this will over power my frame, how much larger is it compared to the pm marais: I like the bag, but I'm not to fond of the open bag thing...is it still really a big problem for people parioli: I have heard a few people returned it b/c of cracking on the handles, have a lot of people experienced this, is this something that happens to all damier bags I'm looking for everyones thoughts on these bags...good and bad.