I was looking for a brown leather tote bag to travel with over the holidays.I ended up buying the cognac color. The color matches the picture. I wish the leather was a little thicker, but it is still soft and the stitching has held through lots of use over the past 2 months. This bag held almost as much as my carry on suitcase. I do like that the bag has the separate compartments and pockets in the lining. The tote has buckles on the side of the bag that allows it to expand or collapse too. I would definitely say the bag is worth the money. I am still carrying the tote around as a purse on a regular basis.