I love this patent. To me, it is soft and not stiff. The bag, overall, is fairly lightweight. You should go for the navy. I think this is the only season they'll have this crackled patent.Oh Tammy it is all so lovely! Congrats!! I so want to "feel up" the patent leather. What is it like? Is it as lightweight as the caviar?? Stiff or soft??? I wish I could afford the navy Jumbo patent.