Hi, this is my first thread, but I have been lurking around here for a while. I went to the Gucci store today and I picked up this bag!! I think its gorgeous, and I really needed something bigger than my other bags. The SA told me it was "new" because of the silver straps, and the inner lining is different too. He says that the canvas also had more thread count making it lighter in color and smoother??? I'm not too sure if thats believable. Also, check out the picture of the dustbag.. he says they are changing the dust bags to that style from now on. IMO it looks like a potato sack, but since its Gucci.. they MUST be doing SOMETHING right.