I purchased this in "Tokyo" - beautiful, and absolutely worth the price, high quality, but a few things: first, I wish there was a way to replace the elastic that is attached. The elastic that is there is just fine, but once it wears out there's no way to replace it short of cutting it out, and tying another one on (which involves cutting another elastic to get it through the hole) Also, I wish it came in different sizes. I have very thick, wavy hair, and it doesn't quite fit around my ponytail. I may experiment and try it after I have straightened my hair (it seems sleeker and takes up less space in a ponytail that way) but as it is, my ponytail is apparently just too thick for this, but this is a problem I have often with hair accessories! If this had worked for my hair I was planning on buying several because I love putting my hair in a ponytail in the hot weather, I would just like to dress it up a bit, especially at work.