I carry a big purse in the summer so I can always have a water bottle and sunscreen with me, but the other day I found bruises on my shoulder from the strap. Ack! Methinks perhaps the novel pushed the weight over the edge. As a small alternative, I'm considering this patent kiss-lock clutch from Caliente. It's $39 of adorableness for a vintage-loving gal. It's also available in red and a sweet butterscotch.