I just got a black city from Bal NY, in exchange for another bag (yes, it was the Blueberry!!). He asked what it was that I didn't like, and I told him that I thought the leather on the blueberry was a little too shiny and I was afraid it might stand out a little too much for every day. So, he brought out a fairly matte, black bag. Now that I'm home (of course!!!), I'm wondering if the black bag is TOO matte!! Could I see pictures of your black bags? Is it better to have a matte bag or a shiny bag? If I return this bag, Joseph is going to KILL me!!