First of all,let me say that I am hopelessly and obsessively addicted to nice handbags. Nothing disturbes me more than to see a woman with a cheaply made/knockoff handbag. I when I opened the box for this bag it was in a plastic bag. When I opened the bag, the scent of GOOD leather just poured out. I just sat with my eyes closed and inhaled the leather for awhile before examinging the purse(LOL). When I looked at this purse, it was everything that I expected ad more. I ordered it in green and it is more beautiful than the photo. I am very pleased. I have not carried it yet, so I'm not sure how comfy it is, but I am certainly pleased overall with the craftsmanship and beauty. I woild recommend this bag!