carrying hand held bags much better than shoulder bags! Today, I got over my fear (of getting anything on my bag:shame: ) and carried my Alma for the first time. I have to admit...it had been a long time since I had carried a hand held bag...It felt great! And check this out...when picking my daughter up from preschool, I caught a reflection of myself in the glass doors...my posture looked better...and not that it was bad before. It was as if the bag demanded that I not slump. I'm referring to the I-have-to-get-my-three-year-old-home-and-give-her-lunch-and-pray-that-she-takes-a-nap-slump. It was not there today!!! It was more of a I-will-call-him-and-talk-dirty-after-she-goes-to-sleep-prowl. Screw shoulder bags... I want a Speedy or a Batignolles NOW.