I love handbags! I really do. Through this great forum, I have discovered "handbag greats" like Hayden Harnett, Botkier, Bottega Veneta, Gustto, Marc Jacobs, Jenny Yuen, and more. Of nearly every designer I mentioned above, I can say that there have always been shining points that really justified the price of the purchase. Whether it is smooshy, buttery leather or a kick-@$$ suede lining, I love all my bags from these designers. After hearing so many props given to Anna Corinna bags, particularly the mini-city, I thought I'd give the brand a try. WOW. Let me tell you! I was appalled when I opened the box! The first thing I saw was some garish gold hardware that was reminiscent of the quality of gold one might get from sticking a quarter in one of those little kiddy vending machines and getting a little toy "gold" ring. I picked up the bag, and was duly impressed with the beautiful bright color but as soon as my fingers touched the bag and shot the message up to my brain that the leather was crap, I set the bag back down quickly. The leather was not good. Sorry, I dont have any exciting, descriptive words to describe the leather, except it was not good. Certainly not good enough for a $300 bag! I decided to take a look inside to see if there was anything worth getting excited about, and there was not. It was a plain, black, canvas/twill BLAH lining. May I ask what the hype is about? Trust me, I wanted to get hyped, I really did! Unfortunately, this bag made me run far away from it and straight into the comfort of my Gustto and HH babies!