I have this amazing large black bag or you could call it a tote from Cole Hann. I am bored of it and I don't like that you cannot close the top of the bag and the snow goes in. I was thinking of purchasing this http://www.shopintuition.com/product.asp?pid=17161&catid=30&parentid=19&WebCategoryParentID=8&onCategoriesPage=1 But don't like to purchase from the States because I know I will be paying more. But, I really like this one. In your opinion, would you say this is large enough to carry regular sheets of paper size and my dictionary or my manual book? Also, what colour should I purchase if I get this? I was thinking of investing in a LV tote bag but I know for a fact that it would get destroyed quickly because my bag can get very heavy and I have to put it down on the floor during my commute to work and slush with salt would contribute to the problem. Would you think that spending $250.00 US is too much for a tote bag, knowing how dirty and damaged it can get in one year? Do you have any other suggestions?