The bedding set arrived in a beat up box. The product was dusty and one of the pillows had a stain (Luckily, the stain came off after putting it through a gentle wash cycle). I washed the comforter by itself and noticed some bleeding around the stitching, although the bleeding is not excessive or easily noticeable. I am not a fan of the black sheets and black pillow cases, would have liked cream. I would recommend this product just because it is a pretty set. The colors, black/cream/grey work well together and the pattern is sophisticated.