Although its synthetic, it has a very nice look to it. What I really love, in addition to the look, is the functionality. I have used this bag far more often than I thought I would for this reason. It has a zipper opening where you can fit your large items, and a small zippered pouch on the inside. What is unique is that on the "outside" portion, there are 4 medium sized pockets, two on each side that you can store items for a quick reach. They are fairly deep so you don't worry about them spilling out, I use one for my cell phone, one for my car keys, and one for my large prescription sunglass case. The last one is for whatever. Extremely functional and organized, and classy looking as well. Big enough also. While I think the original price is too high for synthetic, $129 is not a bad price at all for this great bag.
I thought it would be much heavier however it is pretty lightweight. It's very stylish and I it does seem like it would go better in a warm climate, So I've put it away until next year when I'm sure I'll have plenty of fun with it. Can't tell how well it will hold up. I purchased on sale and I'm happy with the deal I got because I've been eyeballing it for a while. It was hard to imagine from the reviews what the pockets would be like inside. When you open it, there is like a lower enclosed pouch that goes from end to end with a zipper. Now imagine each side of the purse has two inner pockets or open pouches formed by the exterior of the bag as one side and the inner zipped pouch the other side. Two pouches on each side of the inner zipped pouch that don't zip or close.
I love this handbag (2 pockets in the front and 2 in the back inside the bag) and 1 big zip area inside for the rest of my clutter. Its so easy to find my keys, cell phone, lipstick bag. I put each item in 1 pocket. Its exactly as you see it in the picture. It matches with so many outfits. It's so elegant and lightweight I find myself not wanting to put it down and wanting to carry it everyday. I must get the Cognac leather bag, the style of these bags are fabulous. It has class written all over it. Not leather so i'm not sure how long it will hold up but for the sale price its more than worth it. You should purchase this bag. I have seen a lot of python bags, but the style of this one carry's it off. I anticipated getting a python michael Kors bag, but this one beat it tremendously in the style category. Maybe not the quality, but the design of this bag is 5 stars and beyond. I have a classy MK bag in black leather already this style won me over. I'm sure you will be impressed as well.
I love this lightweight packable purse! I travel a lot and enjoy bringing along extra purses to match different moods, colors, etc... This will be so easy to travel with. I'm fairly new to 'non' leather goods, but, this seems like it will be fun fun fun! It goes nicely with the python patent cork wedge which I also purchased. The inside purse is a decent size, not too big, but just right. There are four additional pouches on the 'outside' of the purse (two on each side which make up the lower part of the handles). Hope it wears well! It's got a long ways to go... !