Okay, I went to BalNY today to pick up boxes for my two firsts (thank you, Kim) and I spied, for the first time in real life, the oval clutch. I am IN LOVE!!!!!!! What a fantastic style! It's now a must-have for me. Question 1: Since there is no handle or strap, do most of you choose the darker colors only? For those of you who have bought it in light colors, how does it hold up against darkening? Question 2: Would it be a good idea to use For Handles Only all over the rigid part at the top to avoid darkening?