I just got this bag today and I am so excited b/c I have been looking for a black bag to carry my laptop, but could also be an everyday bag for FOREVER. I've been through a bal work, ysl muse and a chanel bowler and none of them worked for work.. This is the best of both worlds! Two bags in one.. It is patent leather, which makes it a little dressier for work. When I am not carrying my computer, I just tack up the sides and it looks like this, although it isn't as flat this pic makes it look.. it has a nice little bubble shape that makes it more interesting, kind of like a balenciaga shrug: BTW: I am 5'9", and this bag may overwhelm anyone under 5'5". I have an athletic build and it is a big bag on me when extended.