I've just started using my mono petit Noe for work and am so impressed with it. It sits easily on my shoulder, fits absolutely loads inside (purse, wapity case, large cosmetic case, mobile phone, book, lunch bag, brolly) and with room for other items. If you are looking for a practical shoulder bag I'd recommend the petit Noe. I find the drawstring fine as I can have it set open for different sizes, or fully closed to keep rain and thieving hands out. The Noe comes in epi leather, too and also in a larger size - I'm now a Noe addict!!