I just got my anthracite twiggy a few minutes ago. Daphne at Bal NY did an amazing job of picking one with very soft, distressed and smooshy leather. Couldn't have picked it better myself. The color is absolutely gorgeous, but much bluer than I expected. Of course, it's evening now, and I didn't get a chance to see it in natural daylight. So I'm very curious to see what it looks like tomorrow when i take it outside. i just hope it's not *too* blue... my original plan was to get a black bag because that's what I really need, and then I decided the anthracite would be close enough to wear with black, but would be a little bit extra special and edgy. But now I'm hoping it's black enough to wear when I want to be wearing a black or "blackish" bag. We'll see what it looks like tomorrow, and I will definitely take pics indoors and out and post them.