If I had the choice in carrying a designer brand purse verses this shopping tote hands down I carry this tote more! Its a very durable tote bag. The snaps close well and the handles are just right for my shoulder. I also love the side pocket its a deep pocket so you don't have to worry about losing anything. I travel a lot and when I only need to bring a outfit or two this bag is prefect for my needs. I can even put a pair of shoes in this bag along with a couple of outfits. Not only is this bag great for travel its also cleans up very nicely. The only down fall is I wish I had a few more of these totes. I got this product as a sample in exchange for a honest review.