It's record breaking HOT here in MA today, and although it's supposedly not humid (brush fire threat), my skin and ... leather??? are feeling humidity. I noticed my Marc Jacobs from a few seasons ago, bought in January was oh so soft, and slouchier, and then I felt a newer Paddington that wasn't soft and ooh! So soft! I've been fondling it the past few days and there's a huge overnight difference. My two 2006 not-before-soft Paddingtons are definitely soft now! (My '06 chocolate is just the same.) So obviously leather is skin and dryness is bad for bags, but I've never heard about this - how awesome - is this a true phenomenon? Go fondle your bags and report back - if you have a hot day where you are, too!