There is something about a bag made from fabric--when fabric looks more than just fabric--this falls into that category for me. The Etsy designer, MimsMaine, describes its construction as "built like a suitcase, but is very light." That is what I like to hear--so that means it DURABLE! And in this economic upheaval, we definately need durability--something that lasts! I love the strapping detail, it's decorative but also serves a purpose. I can definately see myself carrying this bag...how about you? Check out MimsMaine's Etsy Shop!