She's here! She's here! On a random thought, without surfing TPF all day, I called up my sales associate at BalNY and inquired about the Fall 2011 colors - low and behold they JUST got them in and were unpacking as we spoke. I ran down after work to compare and contrast. Coquelicot, the red, had the most amazing leather - silky soft and smooshy - in classic hardware and was a gorgeous true red. Blue Lavande, was not purple enough for me but also had gorgeous leather - pillowy and smooth - in the Giant Silver Hardware City I saw. I saw Papyrus in Rose Gold Giant Hardware and Classic Hardware. It is a gorgeous color in my opinion and looks best with Rose Gold. However, the City style leather was too distressed and dry for me. The part-time's leather was perfection - smooth and almost glowing! I am waiting for a City with that type of leather. Cyclamen however... She was a dream. The perfect pink. I saw her in Rose Gold and Classic Hardware. In looking at both, I could not take my eyes off of the Rose Gold combination. The leather was also significantly better on the Rose Gold than either of the Classic Hardware combinations I saw. To save myself from the Blue Roi mistake of last season, I had my sales associate hold the bag for a day so that I can sleep on it. I surfed TPF and stared at the photo then surfed TPF some more. I could not pass up this gorgeous leather!