No one wants to spend nearly $200 on a bag they can get for less. So I'm embarrassed to say but yes I purchased a cheap puffy type bag at target and the strap actually fell off within a week. I finally just ordered this bag which is actually the one I really wanted! And I should have just ordered in the first place. I have packed this bag full with laptop, sneakers, my lunch, a huge water bottle and my makeup case and this bag is up for the task. The quality is great and I regret buying the cheap bags I used to buy.