It's been about 2 months since this impulse buy and I have been extremely enamored by this structural darling. It's the kind of bag you have to look at closely to truly appreciate the craftsmanship. The fact that there is essentially one seam on this entire bag is beautiful when you look at it. The weight distribution that is clearly thought through with the way the straps are placed and quadruple reinforced on the sides. The sleek and adjustable buttons on said straps. I can go on! The mini bucket is the way to go. You really don't need to bother with the large mini bucket because it loses its appeal when the bucket shape is so overwhelming compared to your body. The mini bucket has enough for your long wallet, sunglasses, lipstick, a small book (like Murakami's latest) and maybe a pack of gum. What else do you really need? Oh yea, keys. Those can shimmy in there too.