Hi! I really, really needed a nice sized, structured bag to wear with my black suit on job interviews...I have a great MbMJ hobo but it's just too casual. I looked at Coach bags but I just don't think I'm a Coach girl. Today I was just browsing the handbags in my favorite department store and had the most helpful SA suggest this bag, the Nova Check Tote with Nickel trim. I told her I needed something to carry my portfolio and other necessities in during my job search and hopefully when I secure a position somewhere, but that I wanted something with style and flair and didn't want to carry an all black bag/tote with my all black suit, so we came up with this! I love it!