I just received this item today - two of them in the brown mink - large size. I wanted to give my Mother something luxurious this Christmas just because I love her. I'm a single man and I spent about an hour reading through all the great reviews about this faux fur throw. Then, I thought to myself "D*** if it's really as great as all these reviews say it is, then I better get one for myself." Don't heed any negative reviews about this item. IT IS BEAUTIFUL! Im really not into the whole decor thing, but having just moved into a new apartment with new dark brown leather furniture, I thought this throw would add a touch of sophistication to the chaise lounge - IT LOOKS GREAT! This item is all the other reviewers say it is, and I know that my Mother is going to go gaga on Christmas over this. IT LOOKS AND FEELS BETTER THAN THE REAL THING! Don't even hesitate - don't even worry about whether or not it will have that authentic look - IT MOST CERTAINLY DOES! Great, great find - very, very pleased. MERRY CHRISTMAS!