I bought this to store my makeup brushes that are long and have cases for travel, since they never seem to fit in any other case. This is the perfect size, and has a really nice shine to it, without being ostentatious.
It will double as a bag for your evening out, but beware that it is small in height, so if your phone has a thick case and you are also putting your wallet in, it tends to be a tight fit.
I am really pleased with this purchase, and think it will hold up well to regular use. It's been two weeks and no problems thus far.