Well, just about 10 days ago I posted http://forum.purseblog.com/louis-vuitton/your-input-needed-look-over-my-pix-list-160243.html asking for your help in picking my next bag and you guys came through for me! With your help (after perusing my list of what I have) it was pointed out that I needed to add RED and shapewise to go with more of a TOTE or NOE shape. Obviously, I needed a red Epi Petit Noe ! Since I prefer the gold hardware on this bag (today's bag comes with silver) and since I can't settle for less than pristine second hand bags...I knew I had to be on a serious hunt! My break came when I come across one that the seller described as "brand new like it just came out of the LV store...never been worn....in its box since the day I bought". (I of course had John and Rebecca authenticate for me...thank you guys you are really the best! ) Yesterday I picked her up from the Post Office and she IS EXACTLY LIKE THE SELLER STATED. A beauty for sure. Today we have been getting to know each other and being a first time Noe owner I have a few questions . 1. How do you tie your drawstring? Right now I just loosey knotted mine since I can't tie a bow. 2. My drawstring is stiff (guessing it is not yet broken in) will it get softer and bendable? 3. Do you put little knots on the end of your drawstring? 4. Do you keep your Noe cinched closed or in a more open relaxed way? 5. And FloridaLV asked if I had a bandeau for my red Epi Petit Noe and I do not. I would like one...what do you recommend? There, I think that's it...oh, and YES, I will post modeling pics later on...you know you can count on me for that! And, again, a tremendous thank you to you my most valued tPF friends!