the leather is soft and smooshy, without stuffings the bag would collapse. there are two things i am not entirely satisfied with but i am willing to see past them for this is really a luxurious piece of luggage: there is no internal pockets (why?!), and base has no cardboard to keep its shape and bag sags downwards when filled up.
nonetheless, this is my first ever piece of vuitton, and i am very pleased. (bank manager might not be...)
below: me in my pile of tobago luggage (i wish)