One category of bag which I find constantly buying would be “small compact bags to carry a sketch book and day planner in”. We will not call these man purses ok? I’ve gone through dozens, not because I buy items of poor quality but because they tend to be a bit easier on the pocket book. Well except for the Varick Nylon Small Mapbag which high of style appeal is at $198US a bit expensive for a nylon product and as such, for the poor man that I am, not an impulse buy. For some the habit of carrying a bag such as this has it’s routes in travel. They are perfect for carrying a map, guidebook, munchies, and a small camera. For me it has it’s routes as a “gigging” musician. A musician’s friend is his date and address book and since most of your work is acquired through social networking you have to be prepared at all times to check you calendar to fit in some work. These days I carry these bag types simply to free my hands – all I carry inside are diapers, pocket camera, and candy. This coach bag will be a good fit for all you urban adventurers.