I bought this First in SS08 Bubblegum Pink from the Balenciaga boutique in Milan on 19 Nov. They only had it for a couple of days then. The leather is not veiny, and looks closer to my 04 and 05 bags, but are not quite as thick. The photos are taken outdoors around noon (cloudy), so the colours are quite accurate. I also asked to see the other pink (can someone tell me the Bal name for the other pink?), but did not like it – it looks like a watered-down version of magenta. They also said they had the new green and cream in the back of the store, but I did not ask to see these because I was not interested.