thanks everyone - now you know why i couldn't resist?
doloresmia - actually, the picture is of the mini with stuff inside, so it doesn't really bulk up since it holds such a limited number of items anyway!
jburgh - i currently use the mini as a lunch bag. there's just enough room for my wallet, mobile and some pocket tissues. it's also great as an evening bag, and i remember a fellow tpfer posting action shots of her lotus mini veneta.
daluu - sorry, haven't had the time to take action shots yet. approximate dimensions are 23cm x 21cm.
Is the mouth opening large enough to take things in and out of easily? I was contemplating one lately but have been dissuaded by many. Could you post modelling pictures? Also, would you mind revealing how much this cost?