I got this case to use as a sewing basket. I wanted a lift-out tray with an undivided compartment underneath, which this case has. It also has a handle to carry it by and a clasp strong enough to hold when it is carried by the handle. I don't know how long those will last under this kind of use, but they are strong enough for now, and since the handle is held by metal loops, I can replace it. The inside is lined in an okay fake suede. The light color is helpful for making things visible in the box. There's a pocket in the lid under the mirror that fits my reading glasses. The top tray holds my small scissors and needlebook, pins and marking pencils. The lower part holds larger sewing tools, the pincushion, and whatever I am working on. As a jewelry box it might be a little disorganized, but for my purpose the undivided bottom section is perfect. I can't tell if the outside is real or fake leather. It has that hatched-all-over surface Coach calls "saffiano" -- not smooth -- that will probably help keep it from scuffing. The ribbed pattern really does make it look like a fairy-tale pumpkin. Since I got the red one, more of a pomegranate. It's very cute and silly-looking--no chance that I'll forget to take it home from a craft day.
- How accurate was the sizing? The size is as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is well-made case, good fit and finish, nice materials, sturdy enough for some carrying.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes.