I recently bought my first Stam bags. The first one I got was a Patchwork style from the S/S 2007 line (Slate). Then I found a Quilted Topaz one on eBay & grabbed it up (luv that color!). Up until I bought the Slate bag, I hadn't been much of a fan of the Patchwork line. Something about it did not appeal to me, but I had been searching for a Stam (on sale) for a while & my SA called me about a recent return. I liked the color & the price was right so I decided to get it. I ended up really liking it. The ends of the bag are soft calf leather and the bag is very soft and somewhat "slouchy" (I guess as slouchy as a Stam can be!). Having just recd my Topaz Stam in quilted leather, I compared the bags side-by-side. I honestly think I like the Patchwork one better! The leather is much softer and the bag has a natural slouch to it (at first glance, it actually looks smaller than the quilted style, but it's just the way the leather is). I've always been a sucker for soft & slouchy bags which is why I think the Patchwork is more appealing to me. I'm just wondering what other people think - which one do you prefer & why? If you own both, which one do you carry most often? If you don't own either, which would you prefer?