I really loved this bag, the colors were beautiful and the shape and size were ideal. However, the smell was just overpoweringly bad. It was so unpleasant, that I even hung it outside and sprayed it with Febreeze, but no luck the smell did not even diminish. I had to return it. Loved the bag, but hated the smell.
I didn't give this item 4 stars because, as other reviewers have mentioned, it does have a strong chemical/leather smell. I expect the smell will wear off with a few days of airing. However, since I go it as a flash deal I don't feel it was a bad purchase. It looks just as in the picture - pretty. It is a BIG bag. I plan on using it for summer overnight trips.