My old one was starting to get to the point of beyond washing to get it clean. Doesn’t help that I had set it on top of a mini Babybel wax inside of a hot car..it had melted and I didn’t notice it right away and well the wax just embedded itself into the fibers of the old one. And it has been over a year, so it’s was time for a new one anyway. Anyhow, I picked out some upholstery fabric for this one, just so it was a bit more sturdy, and let me just say, MAMA LOVES HER NEW PURSE!!