As was previously mentioned, the Paris-Biarritz is not leather. It doesn't look like leather. It's not supposed to look like leather. As soon as I saw it in the store, I could immediately see it was vinyl or waterproof canvas or some kind of material other than leather. But that's fine, I would rather it look like canvas, than have it look like fake leather. I'm going to carry this bag for work and use it as a briefcase to carry papers and water bottles and extra 'stuff'... I'll probably use it as my rain bag too. I bought the large size (it's called "Grand Shopping") and it has pockets on the side. The shoulder straps are a bit longer than the medium (which isn't that much different in size, except it doesn't have the pockets) and I can get this one over my shoulder. The pictures below show an empty bag with no stuffing inside. This line does not come with the black box but just with a white cardboard box, as shown below. By the way, there was a customer trying on the Grand Paris-Biarritz in beige with a cream top, and it was very beautiful and summery looking.