It seems to make some sense that Filson has a made in Italy range that can only be found in Japan, but it doesn't quite make sense as to why these shopper totes aren't available around here. They are made in the USA as far as I can tell and look great. I like both Filson's canvas totes and wool bags, so this is a nice marriage of the two fabrics. The rugged twill shopper is a bit more ideal for trips to the grocery or an afternoon excursion around town. The size is easy to pack up into another bag but can pack enough to be useful. I quite like both colour options and would happily add one to my arsenal of tote bags.