I purchased this bag as a gift for my sister and was a little worried as I read the other reviews of similar bags which said they didn't hold up very well, poor workmanship etc. with beads falling off and threads unravelling. I must say she e-mailed me right away when she received it and LOVED it....her words were very classy and trendy, I told her to be truthful if it wasn't good quality....well, I got to see it a few days ago and it really is beautiful. The colour is a little darker than I pictured it....a very dark navy but gorgeous none the less. Don't know how well it will hold up as she has only had it a week. so far....I think it should just be for "special occasions" and even if it only lasted one season I would be proud to use it anyway.