I called the 1-800 Chanel number and spoke to a representative about the Paris-Biarritz line. She said that the bags are made of "waterproof canvas" (not leather) or alligator. Then I specifically asked about these item numbers from the pics that Jill had posted earlier: TOTES--A34210, A34211 SHOULDER BAGS/HOBOS--A34205, A34206, A34207 The Chanel rep said that they are all made of waterproof canvas, except for the one that comes in an alligator version. In addition, this is what another member, PennyD2911, wrote in another thread: "My S/A called from the Bellagio this evening to tell me the first Paris-Biarritz tote had arrived.... He explained the tote is rather large and the canvas is done in such a way as to look like leather. He thought it was leather until he touched it."