Hi Everyone! I was in the Chanel boutique yesterday purchasing a bag and while I was in there I showed the SA my black reissue 2.55 which I had brought along to compare to a new reissue bag as I felt mine was lacking a little lustre. The difference in the leather was that mine had a bit of a less sheen to it than the new bag and the SA was lovely and said that he actually preferred the way mine looked. I did explain that I like the aged look but I wanted to get the sheen back and was going to be sending the bag to a specialist to have it cleaned and hydrated and possibly have a coating applied to it. He said that I can use Vaseline with one of the buffing cloths Chanel provides (he gave me an extra one with my purchase to use on my reissue), to buff the Vaseline into the leather. Now I have a feeling that someone working at Chanel wouldn't give the wrong advice and that leather will automatically look hydrated and shiny if I do this, but I did want to check on here if anyone else knows about this trick and has tried it? Does anyone think this could damage the leather long term and stop it from 'breathing' because of the coat of Vaseline applied to it? The kind of leather we are discussing is the aged calfskin and I attached photos from the internet of the style of bag I am referring to for those that would like to see the type of leather it is made of.