I just received a black one today from LVR and I have to say this is the most distressed beat-up leather (in a good way) that I have ever seen any where in my life!!!! Some ladies here were not crazy for this bag when it first came out but I gave it a chance and I love it. The studds are not blingy at all. And the softness of this leather is TDF. Seriously--if any of you out there want to take a chance, NAP has a chocolate one for half off! I love all the pockets and the size is perfect for me too.