There are plenty of Kindle options, but I really wanted a case that would 1)protect my kindle and 2) look awesome. My final choice was a little pricier than some of the other options, but I'm happy with my final choice. Link here.
The cover is a little on the heavy side, but it's sturdy and I have full faith that no matter how many books and magazines and compacts I put in my purse, the Kindle will be safe. The only downside is that it won't protect from loose dirt/makeup/etc in the bottom of my purse. Since I need to buy a new purse anyway, I'll probably purchase one that is divided at least once. That way I can designate one side to things like make up and pens and have an entire compartment to keep my kindle safe from the mess that is my life.
On the second count, looking awesome, I think that you will agree that I succeeded. The vintage leather is beautiful. I'll have to be careful not to get it wet, because I think that it will probably discolor, but I couldn't be happier with how it looks. I also like the inside pocket, which will be perfect if I want to make notes while reading.
The kindle connects using the Amazon kindle hinge system, and there is one loop on the bottom right hand corner that gives me peace of mind. It also serves to make sure I don't accidentally try to open it the wrong way and break the hinge.
All of the buttons and features are accessible, but I have noticed that hitting the "previous page" button is a little more effort now that there is a cover on it. There are other cover options available that fold back on themselves that will solve this problem, but none of them are as pretty as this one.