This bag is very soft, lightweight, and rich looking. It's larger than I expected and has plenty of room for everything I need. I like to use this on long shopping days or trips to NYC for the day because it really can hold everything. For regular "around the town" errands, it's not the best because it's not a quick-open bag. The magnetic closure doesn't slide through the metal opening with ease, which makes it a great feature to ward off anyone who might try to grab items out of the bag while walking in crowded cities/malls. But that makes it a little more cumbersome for quick trips that have me opening and closing the bag frequently. I will definitely use this as my purse for my next trip by plane because with it and my carry on bag, I won't need to check luggage!