My new (to me) Alma arrived today!!!! I it!!! It has such a beautiful patina all over and the inside is super clean!! Yeah!! I am also loving the size (going to have to re-think the whole Manhattan PM issue!!), the other reason I it is I feel like I don't have to worry about the vachetta, especially on the bottom! OK, I feel like a real LV'er now that I have the Alma!!!! P.S. Thanks again John5!