Initially I was a little apprehensive to spend a few hundred dollars on this item but after receiving it and seeing the quality and how much stuff you get in the set, I was VERY pleased. My last comforter set/pillows was really cheap quality, the seems fell apart, and when i dry cleaned it the colors all ran. This set is very high quality, thick cotton and very smooth to touch. If you're looking for a set in black/white, this is beautiful. A few things to note however are, if you look at the picture, the small embroidered pillow is included as seen, but the other pillows pictured are only covers/shams to put over pillows that you have to buy additionally. I found a company online that makes pillows to your specific sizes needed for pretty cheap.