This is my first and only Vera Bradley purse and I absolutely love it and now see why women love them so much. I love the fact that it is a backpack and it came in very handy for us on our recent Disney vacation. I love the size of it, perfect to fit all of my belongings. I love the side pockets perfect to fit my cell phone and makes it convenient when it rings to answer. I love the pink pattern and with the differnt colors in the pattern it is able to match everything. I have worn it non stop as my primary purse for 6 months and it looks wonderfully and has held up oustandingly well. Also, as a mother of small children things do get messy quickly and for as much as these purses cost I wanted it to last so I have had to wash it and think it is wonderful you can wash these purses and have them come out looking brand new. I am now sold on the Vera Bradley brand and would recommend this backpack to anyone, it is a fantastic purse!