"I don't care for large heavy bags, and I prefer shoulder or cross-body strap -- so this bag is perfect. I have no problem getting everything I need into this bag -- although a certain amount of creativity & ingenuity help. Example: I use a baggallini nylon Currency Organizer which carries currency, some small change, receipts-tickets-store cards, etc. in 4 zippered pockets, Plus a large center pocket for lip gloss, pen, folded "readers". The outside pouch is just the right size for my iPhone, and there are a few built in card slots for cards you eant quickly, and a ID window on the underside of the flap. It fits my day to day, but certainly it would fit anyone's dash to the shops -- more than a wallet, less than a full handbag. Perfect."