I prefer the Kristen hobo. The leather is SO plush. My daughter has the Brooke and when her stuff is in it completely changes shape and droops. We did put a magazine at the bottom and that helped though. Hers is the olive lurex op art, so I don't know if that would happen to the leather Brookes or not though. Either way, I still prefer the Kristen, it just looks so classy and timeless.