This small classic velvet purse is so pretty and just right for evening. Dressed in black it has a metal gold colored 9 inch chain and frame. Upon close inspection the velvet has a shiny finish which varies throughout the purse from age wear. It has a decorative loop 1 inch long on one side that goes to an angle. Proof of that is the obvious indent on the material below it. There is no obvious use for it or any indication there was anything holding it on the purse. The inside of this purse shows a black taffeta lining with a small separate coin purse with a clasp. Remember when mom always said you never left the house without a "dime" for the phone in case you needed a ride. It is 8 inches wide at the widest point near the base and six inches wide at the top. The chain is attached to two welded eye hooks on its frame. So stylish it would be fun to carry this purse with the stylish little black dress.