If I were you, I'd go with the pebbled leather. I have a Voyage clutch, which is cow leather but smooth like PTTM. I only used it once several months ago, and when I pulled it out to take the most recent group pics, I noticed that there are some small scratches on the back. I have several Classic Q bags and haven't seen any scratches like that - not just because they wouldn't show as prominently but the pebbled leather seems to have some kind of coating that helps prevent scratches. Any help I can give is my pleasure - when you make your decision, post pics!