Beautiful Bag but durability is questionable
I bought this bag and it has had to be replaced twice by Bosca. If you carry this bag via the shoulder strap which I do nearly exclusively, the design of the strap connections to the sides of the bag cause the strap and buckles to rub against the sides of the flap over, wearing the sides out very seriously and becoming very ragged. If the bag had a leather edge it would be more durable, but it has some sort of a plasticized sealer around the edge of the leather which will break up and ravel off. so, if you are not going to carry via the strap, this is a wonderful bag, but if you plan to carry it over the shoulder, you will be quite unhappy, I believe. As I said, mine was replaced twice and now my third bag is as bad as the first which I returned. Bosca customer service was great, but it could do nothing about the design deficiency of this bag, which needs a strap design similar to the other non gusset flap over brief they have available now. I only wish my bag had been replaced with that one.