it is no big secret that i want a riki for my next choo. casey has sent me some natural light pics of the riki in mink and is really doing a great sale job on this bag. i'd love to hear your thoughts. she says the drummed leather is sooo soft. the color is lighter than the pics she initially sent, so she was kind enough to take some outside today to give me a better idea of the color. she likens it to putty or clay colored and thinks it is a FAB neutral, and will not show any dirt and wear well. she also thinks it is very unique...gotta agree....it is so unusual. their is a beautiful sheen also to the color and it has depth and richness...am i selling you on this bag for me, or what? ha! i had been contemplating the bone shimmer suede riki or the nude riki with snakeskin trim for my spring bag. i have gotten some great advice from all of you and learned so much...i know, i'm a total suck up... i have learned the suede may not wear well ( and i have issues with using suede for spring) and the nude riki ( which i may or may not be able to find and no more to the boutiques for spring) may not wear well or i may soil it.ush: so, my question is.....do you think this is a contender for mick's riki for spring 2008???? thank you in advance for your thoughts!