Oh, I think this is a wonderful investment. Every time I go on a weekend trip, I take my boring small black suitcase or (gasp) my gym bag. And each and every time, I wish that I had a great weekend bag.This is the first time I have spent so much on a travel bag (even though it was 50% off). I feel a little guilty because it's not like I can use it all the time and I really don't need to spend so much on a travel bag. I keep telling myself that it is black and will always be in style, so I can use it *forever*.