I just got my small Sophie tote, and OMG it's gorgeous! The leather is what I always expected from reading all the descriptions about Botkier. Soft and scrumptious! After two disappointments (botkier rose medium satchel and the cairo satchel) I finally found one I LOVE. Thank goodness, because I've had my eye on this for a couple seasons. I got a fall style in ink. It's the perfect size, color...everything. Highly recommend it! Plus I got it for 25% off at Active Endeavors!! What could be better?!