I recently purchased a Deauville from a reputable online luxury consignment shop. It is my first LV and I do not live near a boutique, the closest is 3 hours away. I like the bag and want to carry it as a city bag, but it seems stiff. My question is this, do other bags like the Speedy, Alma, Manhattan, for example have the same rigid feel that the Deauville has? Is my bag likely to soften with use? I want and need a large bag, I like the pockets in the Deauville, especially the outer slot for phone and keys. I have considered the BH, but I'm not sure I like the fact that it has no real means of closure. I don't want a Cabos Piano or Mezzo, because of the Vachetta on the bottom. I think I might like the Palermo PM, but it's not available. Am I just stuck with a stiff bag that I should just carry and hope it softens? Any advice would be appreciated!