I’m petite, but I opted for the St. Louis XXL to use as a travel tote. Yes, it’s way too big as an everyday bag, but is great for trips when you need to throw in last minute items, like a sweater and nick pillow for your flight, and if you need extra space for all your souvenirs on the return. I find the size similar to my large Longchamp travel bag... Just carried it on a trip...fared well on the plane and was great for shopping. It’s very lightweight, but the straps are thick and reinforced, so it held a lot! The pouch is also larger, so held my passport, cards, cash, compact and lipstick.