my dear hobo and i officially survived our winter storm...i absolutely LOVE this bag! i have been using it for the past week for work, and it has gone through all sorts of abuse already... the size is big enough for all my work essentials: wallet, water, lunch, a pair of shoes, and the hobo stays well on the shoulder over my winter coat (it doesn't slide off, allowing my hands to be nice and warm inside my pocket). some of you may or may not know, there was a big storm in toronto yesterday, and i walked about 30 mins with my purse inthe midst of the storm, and after i got home, it looked perfectly fine, this morning, it was wet and slushy, after getting splashed by stupid drivers and dripped by melting roof top snowpiles, my hobo survived it all! i think it looks great on the shoulder and can be worn w/ a dressier winter coat or a very casual sportier jacket. did i say i love this bag, it doesn't require any amount of pampering and holds up wonderfully. five thumbs up! I love this bag so much, i am thinking of buying the white one.