I love this as a going out/ event bag-- holds just my phone, ID/credit cards, keys, and lipstick. The lambskin is surprisingly soft, and the quilting makes it even softer! The wave shape of the lock once you open the bag is so cute. I find the strap that comes with it works best as shoulder bag, but I usually just hold it as a top handle. I am obsessed with the black lizard edges and knots-- makes it so timeless and versatile.