After owning my Ebano Ball bag for less than a month, carrying it only sporadically and babying it at all times the color wore off of the piping at the bottom corners. I know that some people don't mind the aged, lived in look but I don't think it should happen quite so soon and with almost white glove treatment. Anyway, it was repaired with leather dye but I regretfully retired it for special occasion use and went back to beating up my old iron-sides Coach that I swear could slog through mud puddles and never look used. I guess there is a price to pay for such soft leather. I think the woven part would have held up better on it's own like on the Sloane seamless bottom but the piping sticks out just enough to take the brunt of the friction and wear.