I have to say this bag is beautiful and is the perfect shoulder bag IMO. I had the opportunity to view one today at the LV Boutique and it is a GORGEOUS handbag. The pictures that are circulating don't do it justice. The hardware is different than the norm and the lining is a deep chocolate brown with a similar feel to a faux suede. The strap is padded on the top side but flat on the bottom. If I remember correctly it has a slight arch and is stamped with Louis Vuitton on top. It's not as pronounced as the delightful strap. I purchased this bag but don't get to bring it home until Oct.1 and I'm very pleased to say it had NO cloth tag and was MIF. If any of you have been waiting for this bag you won't be disappointed!!