I have always thought that changing bags look grubby, I hate the canvas type bags that most people carry. I wanted a bag which was smart, with lots of pockets and which didnt look too much like a handbag. My over half is happy to carry this bag as he says it could pass for a man bag. The changing mat is very cute and the bag has a comfy shoulder strap and lots of useful pockets. One of my best buys I would definitely recommend this to a friend.