This was my question before i jumped in and bought the Baleciaga 2010 acier suede folk. I feared that suede bags would be too high maintenance but finally couldn't resist to the beautiful combo. The grayish blue suede goes so well with the nickel hardware. There are more suede colors this 2011 spring summer, they are all very tempting, this red suede is simply stunning. I will never my suede folk out when it rains.