I bought the patent ergo hobo in mahogany a month ago and just carried it perhaps about ten times. I am now carrying the vintage ergo belted flap. I took the ergo hobo out of the dustbag today just too look at it and on the front pocket, there are tiny white specks as if the pigment is flaking off! Is this normal? It is not coming off with a slightly damp cloth... When I bought it at the store, the SA informed me the coach patent wears very well and needs only a slightly damp cloth if dirty. Other than that, from this forum, I read about the patent sometimes being very crinkling and stiff. From the care card included, it only stated that Coach patent will lose its shine over time (too early to tell right now). I have also read from the Louis Vuitton website that their patent is delicate and will pick up color transfer from items such as magazines and other leather. So I am VERY careful with my bag. I want to get everyone's opinion before deciding if I should take it back to the store for inspection. Especially for coach patent owners, please let me know your experience with this material!