I bought the Manhattan bag when I first moved to NYC. I carry way too many things with me to bother with a purse... I need space for my books that i read on the subway, sketchpad, datebook... this bag fits everything. The front pocket allows easy access to my keys and wallet, the interior is spacious enough for large things, even a textbook or two. The material of the bag is great, too. It's been dropped and dragged and smashed by subway doors and still looks great. I would recommend this bag to anyone for daily use.