I just got my ink day today and it i drop dead gorgeous! Seriously soft, smooshy leather. And, just like a I remembered noticing when I saw ink in Barneys in CA, I consider it to be more of a dark, blackish plum color than a navy blue. More of a purple with navy tones than a navy with purple tones KWIM? Its not a bad thing - in fact I love that about it. I guess I find this funny because we were wondering when Balenciaga was ever going to come out with a purple - when they did last spring.