Hi everyone If you know me on here you know i love to tell stories, and love to share pictures SO here i go! I decided just recently that i really enjoyed the look of Tano handbags and really wanted one! I was between the sexbomb and the Bottle blonde,,,but then i got a little scared,,,, I just have never had leather that wasnt super smooth soft leather, and the shine of crunch leather sort of scared me,,, I then started looking into older styles in other leathers, and i found the Festoon, a nice big bag with soft leather,,i was going to order it online but i decided before i did anything,, i shold try and see them in person what do you know there is store in my neighborhood that Alexandra informed me is a BIG seller of Tano's So i decided this afternoon to take a stroll there,,, so here is the sight you see when you enter: as you can see shelves and shelves of TANOS! all sorts of colors, styles, sizes everything,,, even tables of them! SO needless to say i was completly overwhelmed and didnt know where to begin so i just started feeling those babies up! hehe and i have to be totally honest i didnt LOVE the way the crunch leather felt,, i love the bright colors but it just wasnt soft,,and as i was worried ,,,,it was sort of shiny for me i was hoping i wouldnt feel that way, but i did! I kept looking and looking, and trying and trying and i just was not feeling the crunch leather,,,it wasnt soft enough for me and was a little too shiny,,maybe one day it will grow on me ill keep going in there and looking @ it,,,maybe my feelings will change but i wasnt in love enough to get one,, THEN!!! my Festoon was there!! In burgundy the color i thought i wanted and the minute i touched her i new that was it! Tenmosquito has informed me she found out its lambskin leather,, and MAN IT FEELS LIKE IT! its SO soft like butter seriously and i think its gorgeous, its SO lightweight its like not carrying a bag, of course the first thing my cat did was poke a tiny hole in the lining with his claw, but its really small and not enough to cause it to tear and it didnt go through the leather THANK GOSH!!!!!!!!!!! haha stupid cat anyway i think its totally amazing and i will totally be buying more Tano's but i may only own regular leather Tanos and not the shiny ones , but the shiny ones the colors really are ROCKIN! SOOO that is my adventure from today, and here are the pics of my new bag! THIS ONE SHOWS THE COLOR THE BEST: WITHOUT STUFFING YAAYAYAY!! im so in love and thankk you all so much for your help and opinions i hope in the future to find a crunch leather one i like, i still adore the shape of the bottle blonde and they didnt have that one so maybe one day? and i 10000% plan to get a sexbomb in the limited prroduction lenny leather! YAY!! i also bought a cute bag charm i am going to showcase in a Bessie's new adorable bag charms thread !!! **but you all should check it out when i make the thread cause they are SO cute! And the last thing i got, i purchased this with donation $ support autism reasearch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!