I've searched posts and saw a few things on this bag. The deal is that I just saw it for the first time and love it (in the cognac color). I'm looking for a pretty basic bag. One important thing is that I'm in Minnesota---trends here? Not so much. There is one place in the entire state that sells Kooba, LV, Gucci, etc. A different store carries Mulberry (but none of the other designers). Essentially, that means that you don't see many designer bags at all and people won't consider a bag "out" in the same way that they would in other areas. (If you carried a paddington here, people would consider you crazy for having a big ol' lock on your bag!). So...really looking for thoughts on the basic look, functionality and durability of this bag. My other love is the mulberry phoebe in chocolate, but it's twice the price. Thank you!