Ever since finding my Express No. 2 - It has been my go-to handbag as a "personal item." Fits beautifully under the seat, though I attempt to put it in the overhead to maintain the leather. The Express No. 2 fits SO MUCH since I moved from a compartment-based bag, and I am able to Tetris my things in a convenient way. I get compliments on it when I am visiting other leather good stores!!!