Bal Leather Question: Partial paper-y leather OK?

Sassy

OH baggies!
Dec 21, 2005
612
3
nyc
Bal experts, question about bal leather-- there are some parts of my anthra City (the top part of the front, mainly where the handles connect to the bag) where the leather is sort of paper-y and thin. Does this get better with leather conditioner and age? The leather on the back and the bottom front of the bag is nice and "smooth" but it's just the top part of the front. I am just worried that it may get too distressed and may run the risk of peeling or even ripping. Thanks!
 

justpeachy4397

Melissa
O.G.
Mar 21, 2010
1,555
29
TX
The side panels of my 2009 city are like this.. Stiff and almost sandpapery. The only recommendation I have is to moisturize it with apple or lmb. Massaging and kneading the leather also helps to soften it.