"I've been looking for a new bag for work and I think I found it! The leather is not buttery soft by any means, but it is leather. The stiching and hardware is great. The fabric lining is pretty! The only thing that I don't like is the strap; it's fabric, not leather, like the handbag. That would have made it a 5 star bag. However, the slip pocket makes it very useful for commuting and it does have standard sized cellphone, key, and zip pockets inside. I thought about returning it b/c I felt so guilty for buying a bag at this price, but it seems like it will last a while so I decided against it. Highly recommended for commuters or students!"