I always like reading people's in person reviews of the colors, so I thought I'd post my own impressions. I went to BalNY yesterday to get either a steel or an anthracite first. I walked in and they had quite a few what I thought were steel bags hanging on the wall. I asked the SA about comparing steel and anthracite, and she said they were right next to each other! I honestly couldn't tell the difference between the two colors, at least under BalNY's lights. The anthracite may have been slightly greener, but not much. I am pretty good at distinguishing between colors, but these two seemed very similar to me. I decided to get the steel. The steel first they had displayed was a little distressed looking, so I asked if they had any with very smooth leather. She brought one out which was gorgeous. I would have loved to pick out my own bag between a few choices, but for some reason that store intimidates me very much, so I felt odd about asking the SA to bring a few steel firsts out. I am more than happy about the one I ended up getting. And for those of you wondering, the steel is nowhere close to black. In fact in real life it seems lighter than most of the pics posted on here. It's a true medium gray with a hint of blue. They had some ocean bags on display with the SGH. They were very nice, but I'm just not a fan of GH whether it be silver or gold. One thing that really shocked me is that that the ocean is so similar to cornflower. I had my cornflower bag with me, and honestly the two colors are almost indistinguishable. The ocean is just slightly darker, and the leather is much smoother and less veiny than the cornflower. I saw my first coin purse in person, and I was really tempted to get one. It's just so cute! They had it displayed in cinnamon, along with a cinnamon money wallet. The cinnamon didn't seem to have any red in it at, it was just a very deep medium brown. It's a very nice color if I were in the market for a brown bag. Off in the distance I saw what I thought was tomato, but I didn't study it closely. I think there may have been a couple of other colors on display, but I concentrated most on the steel, so I did not check out these colors. All in all, a great trip to BalNY. It's so great seeing all the colors in person after seeing them in pics on this site. It's amazing how different they look in real life.