This is a buttery soft faux leather that is so well made I had to check it a few times to be certain it was not genuine leather. This faux leather hand bag is made up of a classic quilt pattern and opens up to a wide rigid opening. The handles are silver tone hollow rigid handles and they are perfect. This purse measures 12" wide at its widest point, 12 1/2" tall including the handles, 7 1/2" tall not including the handle and 3 1/2" deep. No odors, rips, tears,etc, in fact it looks like it was just pulled out of a window display! You could not find a more unique purse if you shopped on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Made by Kadin Brothers began making hand bags from their New York location in 1924 and continued there until 1992 when they closed their doors forever. Kadin bags have become very desirable, they are extremely well made and classic in every way.