:lolots: Ok. Sorry. She is so my age group I love it!! Anyway, I have two bags that come with shoulder straps and here's my take on it. After having closed my car door and getting the shoulder strap caught in the door, I removed the strap on both bags. You may want to keep the additional strap in the bag on days that you are out shopping and walking a lot. Otherwise, as indiaink has said, don't give the looks of it a second thought!MROD, try not to worry about LOOKS and go with what feels good to you. You are all the matters, and frankly, I have never thought, when I looked at somebody with a handbag, that it would look better carried one way or the other. And how is the casual observer supposed to know whether a bag came with a shoulder strap or no?
SO you are overanalyzing this.
I agree...I like to keep the long strap on in case I need it. But if I was never going to use it, I might take it off.i like the long strap left on, even when i'm not using it, it means i always have the option to use it if need be, like if i need two hands for something i just stick it on my shoulder. i sometimes leave it dangling or sometimes pick the middle of it up and hold with with the short handle, i have no rules, just whatever feels comfortable but i never take the long strap off, it's too convenient to have it on