I am looking at making 2 purchases for spring/summer bags, and would really like some soft leather, that is still strong. I am trying to hunt down one of the Gerard Darel Drape bags. So, for the other, I am thinking Tod's, Celine, or BV. Does anyone else have a suggestion for a bag in a not-to-miss leather? I heard that Balenciaga was very nice, but will tear. Is this true? Shopping is severly limited where I live, so I do shop over the internet. This is convenient, but I do miss out on being able to feel the bag for myself.