I just called Bal Paris to see what they have in stock...She said everything which is good new for all who get to go there in the next couple of days. Then I asked about ordering. So she told me to send a fax. So I asked if they take into account specific requests concerning the leather...not too veiny (marbré), a little distressed etc...and the answer was oh they are all the same I responded politely that they were not but the girl just said sorry but I cannot do anything about that! Just send a fax. This has not been the first time that they have been really... So I'm shure that even if they have everything I will certainly not order there! I also called le Printemps and the girl: her name is Caire was perfect. She said that the rouge was very smooth but the grenat, very veiny and distressed. A great and helpful girl!!! I think that's someone you can trust! As much as even the "Balhotline " is great I just "love" the guy so knowledgable and helpful, I just really don't like the BalParis boutique !!! Sorry for that but if you spend thousands on bags I expect a little more service!