I just received it and it definitely exceeded my expectations! The material is nice, soft and feels durable. It has hidden pockets under the "leather" Stripe. And it also comes with a small, simple passport holder! Using it for my honeymoon in April, we will see how it holds up.
There is a leather smell, but not overbearingly pungent. I love it. To me, the bag looks like the picture. I have a similar Coach bag that is comparable in quality. The leather has a grainy soft texture. It didn't have trouble staying on my shoulder. The inner lining is a little stiff, but smooth. It has a middle slot/pocket with two pockets to one inner side and a zippered pocket to the other inner side. No pockets on the outer sides. I haven't used the longer strap yet for cross wear so no opinions on that so far. I bought the MEDIUM sized version; it has silver metals, and I don't think there is another option in metal color except if you choose the large size. The medium size is just large enough to carry multiple objects including my ipad air and small enough to carry on a daily basis. We'll see how long it can hold up. The top handles are just long enough to comfortably sit on my shoulder. I did adjust it to the last notch to make it longer.
When I saw the pictures in the reviews. I did not think this was real but it is! ! It looks so pretty with the light. Beautiful purse! ! I have received so many compliments.
It's large to hold everything that I need as well. As a person who likes bags with a minimalist look, this backpack is a great fit. The outside looks simple, but it's loaded with utility, from the anti-theft pouch to the mobile charging port.
Good quality, stores a lot without feeling oversized and I get a ton of compliments on it. Amazing bag at a great price.