I already had the shoes (as they come in half sizes) and needed the matching bag. You can use the bag with the silver coloured chain that is inside the bag, or without it as a clutch, so it is versatile. Not leather but still looks good. Great for weddings or as an evening bag (as it won't hold as much as a day handbag and if you overfill the bag I suspect that the chain may mark the fabric), which is why I wanted the bag. It is a dark navy (which in some light will probably look black). The style is simple and understated - a case of less is more, (though there is some contrasting swede fabric in the same colour to match the shoe style) - so no brand labelling, which is probably what you want if the rest of your outfit is what you want to get noticed in and the bag is only being used occasionally as an accessory. For what I require the bag for - fine for me, if I needed a bag that would be used a lot more frequently throughout the day into the evening, I would have invested in a larger leather bag.