I prefer bigger purses to backpacks. Right now i have a burgendy leather one that's medium sized and zips up- i love it. I also like purses vs. backpacks because that way i can hold them close to my body when walking on a crowd so they won't get snatched as easily
(in memphis, you really have to think about those things around here unfortunatelly
)I guess though after years of school and college...i'm just not a huge fan personally of anything that resembles a backpack. Some people really like them though and they can be pretty cute- so if that's what you like- get the one that makes you happy
They do seem convient.