Okay, stupid question, I know, but all of my Chanels have either been caviar or calfskin so I'm not really familiar with lambskin. I just bought a purse off eBay and it's supposed to be lambskin, but it isn't what I would consider "soft" and perfectly smooth as I often hear Chanel lambskin described. The leather on the side of the bag is actualy kind of grainy. It does look kind of like lambskin on the front and seems to scratch easily though! I want to make sure that I take care of it properly so I need to be sure of what it is. Any thoughts- is it lambskin and I just always over rated the soft-factor or is it something else? Thanks so much for helping out a lambskin newbie.