Tejas, you're the one who has convinced me that I "need" (ha ha) a London Tote. You love it so much, and you've described so well why it is so great...so...thank you! Sorry I won't be joining you in your bespoke. But I will have a London Tote.
I'm guessing that it's the same black matte as being used in the Barcelona? It's pretty but, from the photo, it almost looks like suede. Maybe it's the lighting?I believe the black velvet matte is plain.