I bought this comforter when my husband and I bought a new house and wanted to redo our bedroom. I purchased 3 other comforters looking for the "right fit". This comforter was THE one. It is gorgeous and extremely comfortable. My husband loves it too. It has been a year since we have bought this...I've washed the comforter about 3 times already (in a washing machine...not drycleaned). It is just as nice and bright and in good shape as the day I bought it.