I got Sac De Jour in black smooth leather a while ago. I did panic a little bit for the easy-scratch assumption. So I talked to many people who own the same leather for feedback and use the bag several times. Here are my thoughts (Plz notice that I am talking about my 2016 version. I know they change the leather these years): The quality of the leather is durable than I thought. Not get scratch easily at all if you just be careful a little bit. I compare with Chole Faye, SDJ has a much durable smooth leather. Put leather protector before the first use will help. I use Cadillac and Collonil Carbon Pro. Works great. Also help preventing colour transfer. But stay away from darker jeans if you got the light colour. Wrap the handle - personalize your purse and give a good protection. Handle is most likely got the scratch, especially for someone has long nail. I do think the smooth leather of SDJ with a good quality. Go for it if you like the look. However, it may not suit for a very busy life style.