This is a beautiful and classy accessory. Although a little on the pricey side, I ordered it because I have purchased other Debra's Garden items and been pleased. This is a nice item, and it goes well with my predominantly purple accessories, but it does seem like something that needs a little TLC. The faux leather needs to be kept away from any moisture, and the tape needs to be watched as it retracts, lest it kinks on itself. If you are looking for something a little classier than the average tape measure, though, this is the "dressy" version for you.