Hi all, I recently sold my berry Venetia because I thought it was too big for me (I'm 5'3") and I thought the Blake will be more fitting for my height. I thought of a Stam too but I think the chain makes it too dressy for me and it's also quite a large bag. I'm currently debating between the colors for a Blake, and I was thinking of either getting an Emerald Blake or one from earlier seasons. I've read from other threads that the Fall 06 black stam has a batch that does not have such good quality (like really matte leather), and I'm wondering if the same applies to other bags of the Fall 06 season. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!