My purple Mahala arrived today and it is PERFECT!!! Everything I imagined and so much more! I was afraid it'd arrive with scratches or something broken or damaged at the very least, but NOPE! Heaven, I tell ya! The leather is soooo soft. My first Choo just a while back was a slick Black Ramona and although I love the bag, I usually prefer a softer leather. This is just the right mix of soft leather and suede. I am so excited about this bag! My first Mahala! I guess good things DO come to those who wait (and wait, and wait, and wait)!!