Hi Girlies, well I just got my 2006 cornflower and i keep touching the leather, lol. Its extremley soft, shiny, and veiny. The leather is not smooshy or thick. Is this due to the fact it has a lot of veins/ and this particular colour? Is this why people do not like veins on their bags, because of how the leather is? I have no other Bals to compare it... would you be able to tell me what your 2006 leather is like? Thanks for your help (I couldn't find the leather variation thread) xx Also, im so used to LV canvas, that i am quite rough with it and throw it around. Do you have to baby your Bal? because of how the leather is so soft? Im scared just pulling the zips!?