This bag by Wood and Faulk is awesome. I had my eye on it for a while and then surprised myself at Christmas with it. This is why I like it:
-It's made in the USA/Portland. Local!
-You can use it as a purse for regular pursey things OR as a tool bag, a knitting bag, a camera bag, a diaper bag... Whatever. It opens up like an old school medical bag so you have easy access to whatever you need.
-It's made for a Pacific Northwest climate. They are built using water repellant canvas and have heavy duty handles and straps. Rain ready.
-It's cool looking.
-I look cool with it.
Thanks Wood and Faulk for the beautiful bag!