I think I purchased it in 1984, while in highschool. Used it forever and then put it away until a couple of years ago when my teenagers felt in LOVE with it. I loved the bag 34 years ago and I love even more the fact that my doughters think it is cool enough to use it now, in 2019!!! I want to buy two of the same bag, one for each of my doughters. Il Bisonte is a timeless, wonderful brand. A true classic in every sense of the word.