I have been using this bag for a week now and it has been a great success so far.
It is not a bag I would be willing to carry from place to place all day. Sometimes I am in 6 or 7 different workplaces in one day. That is a lot of walking and stairs, and I have undertaken not to carry heavy loads on my shoulder for more than a few minutes at a time. So for those days, it will be a backpack.
This week and next week, however, I am teaching an intensive course in the Swedish Parliament. I walk from home to the underground station (7 minutes) and then from the destination station to the Parliament (7 minutes). The rest of the day the bag stays in my teaching room, until I do the 7 + 7 minutes home.
The bag fits A4 papers, my laptop, and my necessities (umbrella, reading glasses, makeup bag, charger, snacks, gum, cardigan, phone) and looks very elegant. I love the smooth inky black leather. I was not sure whether I should buy it or not, because it is a size that could get heavy. But for the bargainous price of $30, I am glad I did.