A great thing about this purse is that right of the bat, you can tell it's a quality item. The leather is soft and durable, and the gold accents are nice and shiny, doesn't look like it will tarnish or rub off. When I received it, I thought it would be a bit lighter in color, but it was still very nice. Although a bit smaller that I expected, it does carry quite a few things. I can fit my wallet, checkbook, pen and a few lip glosses, with space to throw my iPhone in if needed. Overall, a bit pricey, but definitely satisfied with my purchase.