"I must admit, I am a handbag snob with respect to thinking I can only carry leather purses. Although this is not leather, the quality if fantastic! This bag holds quite a few items (which I schlep WAAAAYY too much stuff with me) but I digress. It is sturdy yet very, very attractive. It seems like it will hold up for a long time. I just love it and will consider purchasing another Big Buddha again."