DH bought me a m/l classic flap last month and it was shiny and puffy. The problem is had was, the edge of the flap next to the clasp it seemed like the stitching was off and the edge was showing a little when u look at the handbag in the front.. Anyways, I went back to exchange the bag and brought one home that was not as shiny and seemed like a softer lambskin and slightly less puffy. I actually liked it better a little less shiny, but now I am wondering why it's like that. I am a first time owner so I am doubting my choice.. It's too late to exchange again so I am just seeing if anyone knows why. Sorry for the long post Thanks!!!