Thanks flipflop! I love it! The leather is so soft and smooshy.....everything I had hoped for. And just a little tidbit for those interested........I was really curious how the 07 leather would compare to the 05. Well, yesterday was like Christmas (don't you love eBay!) Anyway, I also received 07 city yesterday in french blue and the leather on it is divine. Identical to my rouge theatre! Yeah!!! So, I really think the 2007 bags have great leather as well. It really depends on the individual bag. So far, I've had great luck! I'll post pics of the french blue soon!