I have only bought DB since high school. I was displeased with the last few bags purchased with them. I wanted something without a label for a change. This bag is large (in a good way) you can either carry over shoulder or on arm. The color (tan) goes with everything, and no one even thinks its faux leather. I had one friend comment that it must have cost me $500 for this one. I am buying one as a gift for a friend. I really love this bag!