I feel I did the right thing in getting this bag. I'm very happy to have a big and little style of this bag. The Carla will be great for toting more stuff. As you can see, my Maria is much more distressed. This is not from use, it always had a very variable leather. Goes to show how 2 bags in the same leather can look different. In this style bag I don't mind the distressed at all. It looks so cool.