I purchased this bag in navy and it exceeded my expectations. The leather was soft and the strap was glamorous without being heavy. It's more comfortable to wear and less heavy than the MAC, which I also ordered but opted to return. I also love that the strap can be worn crossbody or on the shoulder, and even looks good tucked into the bag -- it just looks like the strap is part of the design across the front. The side zippers are an interesting detail without being obtrusive, and offer the added versatility of increasing the bag's capacity. The inside of the bag is divided by a small horizontal zipper compartment, which adds organization but decreases capacity somewhat. Larger items will not fit. This is overall a lovely and versatile bag that I feel comfortable wearing for daytime and evenings out. My one complaint would be that the closure is magnetic rather than zipper, which some will not like, though I should mention that the magnets are strong and closure quite secure. I should mention also that I find the long tassels to be quite a hindrance as it was tangled with the straps when I received it. I took them off as I don't think they really flow with the aesthetic of this bag. This is such a nice bag; if it proves to be constructed with quality (sometimes it takes months to really know!), I may purchase one of the quilted ones, even though I suspect those may be heavier. Fabulous!