So I got a new one. Of all of my purchases I've never gotten a mono speedy (well I have the mini HL but that doesn't really count). A friends mother gave me a 35 she bought on her honeymoon back when I was like 20, it was so beat up but I did what I could with it and got it to look a little better. Finally I realized I'll never replace the leather or fix the zipper so I decided to pass it on, but I needed a replacement first. I was amazed at how nearly every detail on my new one is the same as the 30+ year old one, the lock is slightly different but that's it........I got a little pomme cles too! I love the 35, I can use it as a large purse and/or an overnight bag/carryon!