I thought this would be a fun spinoff from the 'Documenting Balenciaga Colors' topic. Since we are always comparing old vs. new leather - I thought we could have a thread dedicated to showing off the different leather variations. There is quite the variation from year to year, even season to season, style to style, and color to color! Each bag has their own unique personality and distressed flair - no two Balenciaga bags are the same, whether it is leather or slight color variation, and that is what makes me absolutely head over heels for my Balenciagas.... I will start it off, and hopefully everyone will join in! Spring/Summer 2003 - Emerald Classique. The leather on this bag is very naturally distressed, and has a true vintage feel - there are wrinkles, scratches, and distress marks that look so natural and really add the ultimate character to the bag.