This is a great bag that I look forward to using for months of travel through Europe. After 5 months of travel with my "old faithful," a suitable replacement was hard to find. This one is just the right size to hold enough for a day's venture (phone, wallet, mini umbrella, scarf, sunglasses). I love the colorful ikat pattern! Brand new, the purse has a kind of "diaper bag" feel to the material. I would have preferred canvas, but hopefully some wear will soften it up. My only complaint is that I wish the small zip pouch was on the outer flap instead of underneath it. I like to have my phone easy to access but secure. This pocket positioning adds an extra step to each of the hundred times a day I grab my phone for photos, maps, translations, etc. There is an easy-to-grab back pocket, but it is not secure at all. Overall, happy with the purchase.