I have carried my turquoise stam several times the past few weeks while I have been out shopping. I have had several people comment that they loved it and especially like the color. Several commented that they ususally just see the black, cream and brown and they liked the color. The funny thing is when I first saw and fell in love with the stam I really wanted it in black. I lucked out and found one this past June after Saks 2nd cut sale, but it was the turquoise so I got that. I really like the color now more than the black. I have not ruled out the cream patchwork though. I am stalking one at Saks so I can't rule out more stam love.