A Few of My Favorite Things...
I'd heard from a lot of people that they find the bag a bit difficult to use because of the narrow zippered opening crafted out of patent leather. This is actually quite true but it isn't something you can't get past. After using it long enough you do get used to negotiating the opening. I'm pretty happy with the large version and my next purchase is definitely going to be the medium, preferably in satin or fabric to avoid leather. Haven't really decided on the mini. Though it is so cute everyone I know who's bought it cribs about the lack of space. In that size, accessibility to its contents actually does become a challenge too.
Another brand which is quickly becoming a favorite is Stella McCartney. I recently purchased a Falabella and in the process became more involved in understanding what the brand stands for. While the range offered is not very diverse, the overall animal and nature friendly philosophy of the brand just resonates with me so deeply that I definitely see myself going back for more if not stopping buying from all others entirely to exclusively buy just from them.
I own pieces here and there from brands I don't really agree with philosophically like D&G but they will never comprise the majority of my closet . For me what stays with me most is what makes sense functionally and resonates in what it stands for as a brand.