Just got word from my Nordstrom s/a that the matte leather on the lfall luxury line is going to be deerskin, not calfskin. Check this out: The two materials that were used for Spring were a smooth calfskin (matte black) and a metalicized goat skin (black with a sheen). We sold both materials equally well and people had varying opinions on the subject. The material that they are doing for Fall is a deer skin; which is new to the collection and not used previously so I do not know how the luster of the material will look. The collection should be arriving within the next 2 weeks since Act I has started to ship. I personally purchased the matte black in the oversized tote because I wanted my tote to be not only timeless, but be easy to care for at home. You can use leather cleaner/conditioner on the matte material but not the metalicized. Again, just personal preference. Let me know if I can answer any further questions. Hope you're having a nice weekend. Is deerskin more delicate than lambskin? I think I am going to forego the metallic and wait for my regulary black luxury bowler to ship from Nordstrom. Be&D uses deerskin on some of their bags and it looks to have more texture than the smooth calf.