Im curious when they started making epsom and how can you tell the two leathers apart??
How to put it - I think, epsom looks somewhat "flat" compared to courchevel, which has more "colour-depth"? The colour in courchevel is deeper (more concentrated) in the middle of each grain, almost like a dot... (Don't know if it makes any sense? I'll try to take pics tomorrow of both in the same colour.) I prefere courchevel much more, it's TDF in bright, saturated colours - red, green, yellow - esp. for small accessories, where you don't get much corner-wear.
(just a small thing, I see it often on ebay too: it's Courchevel, with E - like the place in the French Alps, has nothing to do with 'cheval' )
thanks for the information. I bought a bag that I thought was Epsom but it's looking like it's courchevel. It's a gorgeous bag either way but I like to know the exact specs of my bag. I'm away or else I'd post a closeup but judging by the datestamp if 94 it's not Epsom.