I bought this in the purple colour. When I saw it in black, I decided to get it too. The purple on is lovely. The black, purchased about a month later is in no way the same quality or construction. The fabric is not as soft, and the ties ends lack that lively rubberized finish. The pockets are actually sewn in backward! I can fix this, but I am thankful I did not pay full price. Quality matters, Pennington's. Your clothes have departed down a weird road while prices continue to rise. It's disappointing to say the least.