This tote is very practical; I carry all kinds of items in it, books, groceries. I utilize this tote on a regular daily basis. During the first week of using my new tote, to my disappointment I spilled something it , however no worries, I simply turned the insides out and washed it, let it dry and it was as if nothing happened. I am however, very disappointed that there is no inside compartment for me to place, for example, my cellphone, etc., hence the the rating you see. I'm a Fendi gal, and I love this designer. The price and quality is good and you will not find this product for less than it's being offered here at Overstock.com , trust me, I searched, being the conscious minded person I am.