after reading this thread by ichelle and seeing all the pics by mick and everyone else, i buckled under and had to get the noe (even though i never ever wanted the noe because it wasn't a structured bag!). then researching some of your comments about pursekets etc, i was sold! anyway, the large black epi noe came last week and i've never owned a black LV before so this was another first! after picking up the bandeau yesterday, i paired it up and this was the result: sorry the photos are not really great...the weather is dreary and rainy out and there's no good lighting at all and i don't like to use flash at all. but i wanted to share first because i'm so excited that i'm one of the Noe-ers now. i'll post better pics under the tPF flickr group later! thanks for enabling me all you Noe owners!!!