It's saffiano, baby! I have been collecting saffiano leather handbags these days. It's a very being used by the very high end companies like Prada and Hermes (bags, that I must add, I could only afford in my dreams), and I love it. Well, this case has a very faux (or as we say today, vegan), cheapy material, but it does have the saffiano type imprinting. I have the purple version; I like it.