When I think of a bag for work - I think of a briefcase. If you google women's briefcases, you will immediately see that they are not designed with fashion in mind. Since style is a must, not an option - it's taken years of active searching to find a chic bag in that particular category. When I saw this bag in J.Crew on 5th Ave in NYC two years ago, I knew I had found the one! This bag is impeccable - feminine and strong at the same time.