i found this beauty at an antique mall with my sister. it screamed at me from the shelf. "you're not really buying that, are you?", she asked. she's just jealous because she didn't see it first. of course i needed it to carry my knitting on wednesdays. my friend h told me that these bags are sought after and would fetch ever so much more than i paid for it. woo-hoo! i like it even better!