Hi ladies! This is only my second post and I am a relatively new lover of all things Mulberry, so I need your expert help with a buying decision! I am 98% sure I love the Mabel... my one worry is that I put one on (granted it had stuffing in the store) my shoulder and the outer strap kept falling off. Maybe it was just the stuffing... do you ladies carry your Mabels (medium size) easily on your shoulder? Second big question - the stores here in the states have a gray patent Mabel for $769... great deal considering it was originally $1395. I think the gray would work nicely (I normally use black bags) since it would look nice with both black for work and jeans on the weekend... but how do you guys feel about patent? Is it what you'd think of as timeless? I can't decide!! I don't want to spend the money if it will be out of style in a year... for that much I may as well save more for the black leather one. Help!