I don't think this is leather. It doesn't smell like leather or feel like leather. The unit came well packaged via Fedex. The legs made the ottoman too tall for our liking to sit with our sectional so we took them off. It was relatively easy. I like that it is sturdy and the hinges are smooth. I purchased this because of the dual opening, we don't have to take everything off of it in order to open the unit. The color is nice, matches the warm tones in our house. It is good value for what we paid for.