Think old world Hollywood sophistication. Red lipstick, bold Hollywood glamour. Clean lines, discreet hardware, smooth (oh so smooth), highly polished, weighted leather. No pores or dimples. Quality suede trim. (Invites your hands to savour the texture of the bag). If you must (really must) use the shoulder strap, it is pliable enough to stay in place without causing pain or irritation from the hardness of the leather. This European delicacy is a morsel of delight. Neither too big, or small, a statement of elegance and refinement. The price point is in no way indicative of the quality of the product. Definitely not a seasonal throwaway. I am going to source feet (hardware) to preserve the integrity of the leather.