I got my mom a gorgeous pebbly , pebbly, pebbly black Dear Tote with silver hardware today at the sample sale. She looooooooves it for a mid-range designer bag. It's good for her because it's not too edgy or trendy, but not old & stuffy. Plus this leather is thick, soft & hardy, so she can throw it around and not baby it. It's a good workhorse bag for her She's stoked! My mommy is becoming a Minkette!