I was on my iphone before and the app wasn't working so I couldn't upload the pics. I transferred the pics from my phone.
1. MAB leather (pebbly and fake-feeling?)
2. Nikki leather (delicious)
I purchased the same Nikki from the Sale and wondered what type of leather it was made of...it is very soft. I have owned several black RMs and my Distressed Black is the only one that comes close. I really like the leather on your MAB...looks nice, thick, and durable.
Hmm now all that Heavy leather smell from opening the package is gone and the bag smells good. I guess I haven't owned a cow pebbly leather bag in a long time lol. I compared the MAB leather to my PVC leather bag and they feel different. So the MAB doesn't feel fake lol
I didn't realize the leathers can be so different!
The Nikki has one of the smoothest soft leather I've ever felt on a bag. The only thing that is as soft is this pair of mia boots I have. Such a contrast from the MAB
I love the leather smell, but a few times I have gotten RM bags - Nikki hobos that had a strong chemical smell - horrible! It smelled plasticy. Very gross. I actually did not keep them partly because I could not stand the smell (I also did not love the colors).
My wine Nikki, Fawn Nikki & Noir Nikkis all had such a great leather smell. Their leather was not rubbery, but very quality. So many different leathers & textures!
I actually prefer the mab too! When I received my raspberry MAC, which I ended up returning, it also smelled like chemicals. I think the leather is different from the Blood Red I decided to keep. The Red is more wrinkled and soft, but definitely scratches so much more easily .... oh well, can't have it all ....