Hi, all! I am new to this forum and came across it while eyeing Kooba handbags online. I am a huge IF fan and own several of their newer and older (flashier) bags. I have never purchased a Kooba before but I think I have decided that my first Kooba will be an Elisha. I really love the style and size. I called a local NM store and they have one in brown and one in the bluish-lavender color. I think I am going to swing by this afternoon and check them both out...I am especially curious to see the blue bag. I know this sounds dull but I also want an Elisha in black. It seems so understated and practical (translation to some ears: boring). Wish me luck on my first Kooba foray!