Hi.......at the risk of being a pain........ I have just finished reading through all these threads about using apple garde, conditioner and lubriderm and I am more confused then ever. I just got my ocean city today ......I absolutely love the color and the leather is nice and thick (thicker then my 07 black city), but much more distressed and a little drier then my black city. I do not want to change the color at all, but would like to get rid of the dryness and protect the bag and handles from wear. Do I use the conditioner first and then the apple garde? or is lubriderm, then apple garde better? or skip the conditioner or lubriderm all together and just use the apple garde? And, when you use the apple garde, do you use it on the handles too - will it hurt the laces on the handles? I also have a white city that is getting a little dirty on the edges from frequent use. What will clean it without hurting it? Thanks.