I received my new rouge vif City from Bal NY today! Like the girls said, Joseph is THE best when it comes to picking out the perfect leather! He even included a really sweet note with my package. Such a sweet guy!! I'm definitely going to buy my next B-bag from him again. I'm SO GLAD I decided to go with this red even though I was so scared of it being too orangey, as seen from other rouge vif photos. It is true that it's very hard to capture the color of this perfect red City. I have finally found my lucky red!! The leather is thick, smoochy, evenly distressed like I requested. I never own a City so this is my first but I was very surprised how the City looks huge on everyone else's photos but IRL it's not that big at all. But I'm in love with my new City!! I can't wait to take it to work with me next week.