I use this tote for my job carrying letter size files. The workmanship of the product is excellent. Unlike some other reviewers, the gold tassels do not make noise as I am carrying the tote. The depth holds the needed files. I love everything about this tote except the opening is too small to insert several files. To make the opeing wider, I have cut the zipper opening for more room resulting in never being able to zip it closed (which is okay). The opeing is still too tight and inserting or removing files is a not as easy as I would like.