"I was hoping that this was NOT the bag for me... But the the leather is smooth and silent, the detail work is luscious, and the color is a pinkish bloom that echoes a sunset. I LOVE this. It looks and feels even better in person. I have a great oversized leather bag that is too heavy, replacing a perfect leather that was damaged. I bought a sale non leather that "squeaks" with movement, although it looks expensive and is a designer brand. This is a satchel that will last for YEARS with proper care, and remain a classic. Use leather cleaner, protect it with leather proofing sprays and rubs, and enjoy!"