The origami of it works perfectly. They sent it to me stuffed to the hilt with tissue and dustbag, brass bits still covered in plastic. That alone won me over.
It's a great size to carry in hand or over the shoulder. A small but very roomy purse.
The leather is some sort of saffiano leather, and the colour is a perfect light grey. The satchel is light, with an inside zippered pocket and one slip pocket.
I flattened it a bit, so it sat well.
Bottom of bag: I love that the zipper (non-functional) detail is continued along the bottom so neatly and with whole hearted attention to quality and detail!
And to my delight, when I touched a finger to it, to unzip, it puffed up like a puffer fish, back to its original self:
Overall, I love the bag, its craftsmanship and quality. I'm really glad I caught it on sale. Well done, J Crew!