Hi everyone, I went on a month long hunt in February for a Celine phantom. While on the hunt, I had the privilege of owning 2 phantoms for one day. The first one is a large in slate blue with the old smooshy leather. The other is a medium in camel with the new rich leather. So here are some comparison shots!: I think this photo is the most telling in terms of size as well as look of leather Hope the photos are useful for those on their phantom hunt! Just some thoughts on the leathers: The 'older' leather on Slate Blue baby is super smooshy and soft. I couldn't stop stroking her. Wanted to hug her to sleep even. The slouchiness of the leather is perfect for the intended look of the phantom. The 'newer' leather on Camel baby is really rich and resplendent. You can't stop wowing at how beautiful the leather looks. However the stiffness kind of spoils the look. Had a clueless boy friend ask me if I was carrying a basket (when I had the wings tucked in) I eventually kept Camel baby due to her size and leather. Have seen many well-used phantoms with bases that have completely collapsed. Even when brand new, Slate blue baby was collapsing everywhere when not stuffed. You can just tell that the leather on Camel baby will get yummier with increased use. However, if there is a slate blue or flesh phantom in the new leather, that will definitely be my second phantom. The slate blue colour is soooo beautiful. I couldn't stop coo-ing over it. Next stop on my Celine train: Trapeze!