This bag is gorgeous! The "spongy patent" (Mulberry's wording) is stunning -- it has a "wet" look, but is still very classy. I like the texture of the patent leather because it will not show scratches. The purse came with a Mulberry dust bag. My only complaint is that the detachable shoulder strap is a bit long for me -- even on the shortest notch. I wouldn't return it for that though. Also, it works as a crossbody. The hardware is shiny silver in perfect condition. Some of the hardware was covered with plastic. The enamel Mulberry logo on the front was in perfect condition but not covered with plastic. I think the color is a true blue navy, but my husband thought it looked black. I say it is obviously navy. I am so glad I found this bag on Overstock. The bag came with some Mulberry paperwork in the inside pocket. This purse is large enough for a big LV wallet and cosmetic pouch and a few other items including a small lotion bottle and hand sanitizer and a large pack of gum. I am enamored with this gorgeous handbag!