I blame Suze for my buying this bag! I wanted it mainly because I'm a MAC freak! I *think* it's main purpose is as a beach bag. It's taller than it is wide, and is HUGE -- seriously, this thing is almost as big as I am! Well, I am petite, but still! It has handles to carry it as well as a shoulder strap. It's a denim type fabric with pretty aqua stripes and the MAC logo (the shoulder strap is aqua too). For my purposes, I thought this would be handy for travel or carrying books to class. Only drawbacks: It does not zip closed and there are no pockets on the inside.