ok...I need some opinions regarding these two bags. I like them equally for different reasons but I can only afford one for now. The Ali is my all time favorite. This one would be great because I really want and need a dark brown bag. I also love the Thompson hobo for the gorgeous ivory color, great leather and the fact that I don't own a large bag of any kind and need one. Which would you choose and why? They are both priced the same. So price isn't a factor. Thanks for your input!