Hello, Thanks to all ladies in the forum I discovered the City and finally purchased one. Since this is my first Balenciaga, I have no idea if the leather is considered dry and crackly. The bag is not as shiny as it seems in the photo with the flash. I am really concerned with the corners of the bag since it seems like it is crackly to me but I am not sure if this is normal. I would appreciate your opinions. Besides the doubts about the leather, I love my bag and can't wait to carry it.