I got one of these from the last drop.
Admittedly, I’ve only opened the box to admire it and check that there aren’t any defects. So I can’t comment on how it feels in real use.
I was expecting it to be leather when I put in the order.
I’m OK with it not being leather this time around - I still like the design a lot. But one huge thing I’m concerned about is how this will wear.
Leather develops character with wear. Imitation leather, on the other hand, looks great when new, but can often look shoddy and beat up once the surface veneer wears and scuffs off. It can really look bad, like those cheap vinyl purses that look like they should be discarded after the colored surface starts chipping and eroding.
Instead of looking stylish and chic, you end up looking cheap.
This is a lot of money to pay if its useful lifespan is only as long as the durability of the surface veneer.
I probably won’t get one again unless it were real leather.