This purse was bought as a gift for my assistant - who was desperately in need of a business travel purse. Had to be big enough to carry paperwork, sturdy enought to take the weight of lots of paper/books etc., secure enough to keep her personal effects out of sight and away from prying hands, rough enough to handle not-so-gentle travel, presentable in a business setting - and still pretty. So far so good - fits the bill, and my assistant loves it. The avocado colour was just great - fun enough to give a little levity to business - but not fluffy enough to undercut gravitas. sensible construction - practical.