I never thought I'd get a B-bag. I really thought maybe they were for younger, hipper (and skinnier) girls. A friend told me I should consider one, so I decided on a PURSE in Ink. It was the last one in this color at Bal NYC. Joseph helped me and he's a doll. This bag is very dark in color and has very little veiny-ness to it. Its also pretty matte. (There are some brown areas above the outside zipper- that is the photo and not the bag.) I think I got lucky. I really, really like this bag. Its the perfect size and it is light as a feather. Even my husband commented that he thought it was a really neat bag. I am glad it's a new member of my collection!!!