I really like Botkier, and think she is the queen of satchels. She really knows the right size and look for these "downtown, yet classic silhouettes". My thoughts on this particular bag is that it doesn't look as current as what is going on in fashion today. The leather looks too casual, not polished enough, even the zips on the face of the bag look a little "yesterday", though practical I'm sure. I would encourage you to look at some of her valentina bags...they look a little more comfortable with fashion styles in the marketplace right now. But, if you do decide the Aldyn, you will love the shape, feel and simplicity.