I have a LOT of bags and not room for many more, especially not large and even more especially not any large mistakes. BTW I am in no hurry, it will take me a couple of months whatever. However I am missing a large smart-casual chuck-around kinda bag. An easy default bag with minimal fuss and without the weight of too much hardware (all if poss of course). Preferably something I can fit over my shoulder with a decent coat. Usually I know 'the one' and so I did this season, I had my heart set on this Cuban Lamb, Gucci Large Soft Stirrup but Gucci are not selling it in Europe only the US. The leather feels like velvet and is very light even lined in suede. They only have that leather on a different bag called the Goldmark Soft Stirrup http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/296855AUK0B2140# They do have the black 'Pony' version but I can't chuck around a pony (and I already have plenty of calf hair bags, laptop cover, shoes, clogs - I don't really want to end up looking like a pony myself. Goldmark http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/303891AUK0B2140# Now I could get the Goldmark but it's not as sexy and it doesn't go over my shoulder I could quite happily buy another BV instead and forgo my seasonal fix of Gucci leather the Maxi Veneta in Nero (black - I already have a smaller brown hobo - come to mention it, I also have another black BV hobo but its a little lamb angel of a bag and I couldn't chuck that around) Pic of the Nero Maxi Veneta below but basically its a HUGE envelope of intrecciato http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/311116 Now the BV MV is sexy but will my netbook and books stretch it out? or I could just default to Hermes and get the work horse of work horses a Victoria II, I have no idea what colour, probably any neutral that happens to be around in a couple of months. http://uk.hermes.com/leather/bags/for-day/victoria-35-bag-16164.html Please don't think of the price, just think about saving regrets.