This is a classic case of "you get what you pay for." While the quality of construction was fine, the vinyl smell of this portfolio is strong. It is advertised as patent leather but it looks and feels like shiny vinyl. I own shoes and purses in real patent leather so I do know the difference. Also, the loop for a pen is in the strangest place--it is on the edge of the portfolio, meaning the pen will hang outside when it is shut. Unfortunately, the cost to send it back would not make it worth it. I will probably donate it to a charity.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend