I had purchased an ottoman from OS in 08, which was a bit bigger, had piping around edges & covered buttons. It lasted quite a while & is still okay, but with piping that shredded and a few of the bonded leather came off the buttons, so it didn't look appealing. I needed a new one. This one is great since it has storage and the cushioned top is nice. What I dislike about this ottoman is that there is a wood skirting at the bottom that is very rough. I have already hit the top of my foot on it several times, so that could be unpleasant, but If I were to sand it, It would probably be fine. Overall, a nice ottoman!