Chevre Chamkila

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does anyone happen to know what leather this is? Chere Chamkila i did a google search but nothing, it looks like sombrero
 

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“Chère” also means expensive in French. Very fitting considering the price tag (although since “leather” and “bag” are both masculine, it should read “cher”) [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
 
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“Chère” also means expensive in French. Very fitting considering the price tag (although since “leather” and “bag” are both masculine, it should read “cher”) [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
I could rename it Cher, Chèvre Chamkila but since it's the H forum I think it's a given.

I like the name Chamkila (you may have to say it out loud). As in "The price at H is often a Chamkila".
 

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I’m really wondering what “Chamkila” is meant to signify - Coromandel and Mysore are both regions in India, so perhaps there’s an Indian significance? Funnily enough, “Chamkila” in Hindi translates to “shiny” or “sparkly” - it would be funny if this variant of chèvre has a particularly noticeable sheen!
 

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I’m really wondering what “Chamkila” is meant to signify - Coromandel and Mysore are both regions in India, so perhaps there’s an Indian significance? Funnily enough, “Chamkila” in Hindi translates to “shiny” or “sparkly” - it would be funny if this variant of chèvre has a particularly noticeable sheen!
There is a famous Punjabi singer called Amar Singh Chamkila so you could well be correct
 

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I was just about to say that! It's also means shiny in punjabi..[emoji813]
I’m Gujarati and it also means “shiny” in that language too!

I also hear folks say “Chamkili” which means “bright.” So both words are pretty close in meaning.

I wonder why all the Chèvre leather have Indian names? It’s super interesting.

Mysore- City in India
Coromandel- coastal area of southern India
Chandra- means “moon” in Hindi And is the name of the Moon deity in the Hindu religion.
Chamkila- means “shiny” in several native Indian languages.
 
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I was told this weekend by a leather manager at a flagship that Mysore was going to be phased out. I dismissed it at the time as the typical "Black and Gold will be rested" rumor, but maybe it is true.
Thanks for the info. I agree it's hard to know what to believe but mostly I think most SAs give accurate info at the time given but then H change their minds and make their staff look ill-informed. Of course some staff make it up as they go along.

Anyone actually see or touched this leather in person yet?