i was looking for a birthday gift for myself. And I wanted a premium small black bag for day to evening. With gold hardware. I hadn't set a super firm budget, but I was willing to spend $1200 with some wiggle room. I had two contenders: Chloe Small Faye, JW Anderson Small Pierce. I even ordered both of them. I found the Pierce for 50% off. It is a really well made, I loved the light suede interior. I didn't love the gusset construction, it broke up the bag a bit too much. And I wasn't certain of tge lack of a closure. But it looked cool. I didn't even try the Faye with my stuff because Berdorf's sent the wrong bag. I was irritated. Ans I decided the chain / ring combo might get annoying. I had tried one in a department store while waiting for my package, but the chain seemed fussy. Nicely made though. In the end I decided they were both a little too trendy. The circle hardware seems cool now, but I am looking for something for the long haul. I also preferred alternate carrying options - shoulder / crossbody / clutch. These were really crossbody only bags and did not have removable straps. So while I was combing the department store websites, the Mulberry Lily popped up. To be honest I had forgotten about Mulberry. I used to walk past the boutique every day at my last job. But sadly it closed. And the last few times I went in I was disappointed by microfiber linings. My only mulberry item is a key ring. Used for my work badge right now. So I decided to head over to the Mulberry site. I don't remember all of the previous bags I had liked but we're out of reach for me a few years ago. But there were a few maybes here and there. Mulberry bags seemed well made and classic to me. Maybe even veering on boring. A friend has an OG Bayswater - a nice bag but slouchy for me. I scanned the site and saw lots of interesting new styles. The. I hopped onto the sale section. And I saw the Cheyne. In a few sizes. I looked at the specs and it was lined in suede! . I loved the structure and ladylike silhouette. And it looks to handle both crossbody and shoulder configurations. I sat debating sizes for 30 minutes but thought the small would be the best bet. But I am still a little confused. We will see. I have down sized to a mini wallet, and can likely fit my essentials easily. But I need to prioritize how often I want to use this bag for extras. I am surprised it doesn't look to be a popular bag around here, it looks timeless and classy to me! Can't wait. It arrives tomorrow! Hopefully I can fit my stuff in. If it all works out, it'll make its debut this week. Or I may order the regular size. Which looks nice as well but may have a shorter strap which is a little less appealing. Hopefully I found a winner!