Ahhhh, it is everything I expected. And some things I didn't. First off the color is beautiful. It is totally neutral and is a very muted plum with a gentle sheen. Nothing glitzy. It's got brown and black tones in it so from afar no one would say "Look...a Plum Bag". The leather is soft and very smushy and the bag collapses on itself when unpacked. And it's rather large. It will hold a ton of stuff because the bag sort of balloons out. The Rose Coin purse is darling but pretty much useless. From the pics you can see it isn'y very big and I'm not quite sure what is appropriate to put in there. A key maybe? A few quarters? But even if it were strictly decorative it would be okay because it really adds to the bag. The bag closes with 3 magnetic snaps that go the length of the opening. The handles intertwined with gold cording is beautiful. The bag is very very lightweight. I am totally happy with my purchase and am glad I chose it.