I actually have the knitter's purse. The one that has been discontinued. The first one I had, the straps cracked after like a week. I sent it back and got a replacement, and they are cracked again. I take it almost everywhere, and if anything gets on it, it leaves a stain, including water. I have tried to clean it off and it just makes it worse. Otherwise, the inside is great. I love the room and the style, just made out of materials that are not up to par IMHO.
I like the messenger bag, even if it is a coudoroy-type material, but I also like the messenger bag from JP. The executive bag you are eyeing up looks great too!!