Goat leather and Calf leather?

yjs82

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Mar 6, 2006
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Hi,
I am wondering what the major difference is between the two..
Is one better than the other in quality??? :blink:
 

susan-eric

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Jan 6, 2006
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Well, the Balenciaga bags are goat leather. I think this is why they are supposed to be so soft. I don't have any other goat leather bags, so it's hard for me to generalize.
 

Beach Bum

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Goat is a much softer leather...but should be careful...it can be damaged easily....Calf holds up better...but can scratch...too I personally like Goat better
 

TammyD

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Goat skin is actually tough, but because Balenciaga SEVERELY distressed their leather (ie. beat the H out of it), the B-bag leather is signaturely soft.

Calfskin is thicker. My personal fav is lambskin, of course. It's soft and luxurious.