I think I'm in the minority but I think I like it better than the Ali! I love the way it fits over my body or I can shorten it and make it a longer shoulder bag. I really, really like it! I actually think I'm going to put the black Ali back on eBay and get the Hippie in Brown, Whisky or Natural. I like that it's smaller because I don't carry alot. It's just really convienent I think. I'm going to compare again when the Ali gets here but I think I'm likeing the Hippie better. Weird.