Yes, yes...I am in the throes of yet ANOTHER Coffer dilemma (I can just hear y'all taking a deep breath ) I wanted the Coffer in black leather, then in cream and have bought neither. NAP have just gotten the black patent Coffer with lush silver hardware in and I'm finding myself drawn to it.....I do LURVE it but I think that the whole point of owning the Coffer is because the leather is so fab and sqooshy and yum, which you would miss out on with the patent version as it would be (I imagine, I haven't held one IRL) shiny and hard Then again, the patent leather would stand up to our crappy wet Irish weather better than the plain leather one. And patent and silver are tres this season but I'd prefer a bag that won't date. Of course the ideal soution would be to buy the black patent one and the cream leather one but finances (or lack thereof) will not allow this. What does anyone think? I'm having a v indecisive day (in case you couldn't tell!) so I would appreciate any learned advice that can be offered. Thanks guys!