Ok, I am a purse snob :-( I am into Coach mostly- and it's not because of the 'style' aspect- I carry some 15-20 yr old Coaches & the leather only improves with age, the leather molds to your body, it softens like a well-loved baseball glove- I have never had one break. I've had enough of trying to conceal carry my handgun in these purses that are not meant for holding a gun & I find myself not carrying sometimes because of space issues and poor design. I decided to try this purse based on a recommendation from a friend. I was SO prepared to hate it and return it because it wasn't 'Coach'. Well, the scent of the leather was immediately impressive to me. I filled it up with all my crap (lol), loaded up my handgun inside..and I am in love. I will probaby get one in brown as well. The leather is thick, high quality and the build of the purse is sturdy- it sits upright even empty, but especially when its full. I would definitly reccomend the Pandora & will be carrying these until Coach decides to start making CC purses.