This purse can be carried in two ways, with the brass handle or with the shoulder strap. It is made of embossed black leather with a lizard skin design. It has one large compartment inside with a small zipper section. It is in perfect condition, looks as if it has never been used. It closes with a gold tone snap with an N for Nippon. The strap is 1/2" wide and can be totally removed from the purse or tucked inside. Across the bottom it measures 10 1/2", across the top 8 1/2", from top to bottom 8 3/4" and the bottom width 2 3/4".