Arghhhhhh !!! So, I've had the bag out 4 days now and today was the first long walk around NYC day and drat it -- I'm really not loving the shoulder strap. I haven't had shoulder/bag pain in ages -- all my other bags fit over my shoulder but higher up so I can support them with my arm I guess. I love how the bag looks -- but how in heavens name do all of you wear this bag when you're doing some serious walking around -- it bangs against my butt or my hips and ... sorry to be so neurotic but -- I do need some suggestions from experienced "gauffre with shoulder strap" carriers. Should I wear it lower ?? (I've got the strap as short as possible as lower felt even worse). I must add, I have the dearest husband in the world. He volunteered to carry the bag for me (or ... maybe there's something about him I need to know ?? nah), told me it's beautiful ... he's being rather amazingly supportive.