Perja, I haven't seen rouge vif chevre in a while in these parts. But we have loads of garance, and I know how you feel about that color. Actually, NYC has been getting tons of Swift, some Fjord and vache liegee, and occasionally chevre de coromandel. Knowing my store and their ordering patterns, I will see a ton of chevre over the next few months. Ugh! There will be spines everywhere. *shudder*
Duna, from what I hear, the French prefer box. Americans and Asians seem to prefer the textured leathers, togo and clemence. The French are more relaxed about the scratches on their bags as they prefer that worn look to the new. *sigh* More proof that I should have been born French.