I was really not sure about doing this, buying 2 bags at once, but I was dreaming of a black velvet matte London Tote Midi already and even had one built in my BEC wish list! So when I heard this was coming in stock I started emailing the lovely BE ladies! Then someone went and posted a picture of the warm grey snake print and I was done! I honestly cannot believe they are in my hands already! They shipped out Weds and were delivered today! This is what Belen Echandia is all about! Luxury from the beginning to end; from my first email inquiring about the bags to delivery in just 2 days to the most beautiful leathers in an incredibly gorgeous style! I cannot tell you how very pleased I am! So let me reveal 2 of the most beautiful bags I own: First the black velvet matte with caramel lining and silver hardware! At first I was unsure of a black bag with caramel lining but I just decided to trust Jackie and believe that she knew what she was doing! I'm glad I did because the caramel lining is stunning against this black. This is not an ordinary black, it has this beautiful goldish sheen to it. It's not enough to make the silver hardware look like it doesn't belong though! It's just perfect! The leather feels silky to the touch but I can tell it's going to be a hard wearing leather. I already knew I'd love the style as I purchased an anthracite LTM several months ago and have used it quite often. I have only one black BE, a WTM Midi in the old black crash so I felt like I needed to add another black bag. This one fills the hole perfectly! I cannot wait to carry it! Next the warm grey snake print: This one also comes with silver hardware but has the signature fuchsia lining which is the perfect pop against this lovely grey shade! I am fussy about greys and was a bit worried about loving it but it is simply lovely! It's a nice, warm toned grey and the snake print is gorgeous! I've shied away from snake print because to me they always seem cheap. They look as if the 'print' is just on the top of the leather, not deeply embedded which has always been unappealing to me but not BE! The print is perfectly embedded in the leather giving it a very lux look and feels incredible to touch! It's not a 'real' feeling snake print so it doesn't creep me out like I thought it might! LOL! This is my first snake print bag and I'm really glad I took the chance on it! I've not posted a whole lot lately but I really wanted to share these two bags for those that might be unsure of this style or these leathers. I highly recommend either bag or even both! I have had a great experience from beginning to end! All the staff emails have been so pleasant and friendly (I've always found them to be!), unbelievably quick shipping, great packaging and incredibly beautiful bags! When a company does this good they deserve praise! Belen Echandia outdid themselves this time!