I wanted to get the red epi pochette but now I'm worried about the durability. I went to the store and looked at a mandarin pochette and the strap had split where the handle loops around to go through the hole. I told my aunt that and she took a lot at hers and her stap had split in the same place too and she has only had hers for less than 2 months! Also when I looked at the red pochette at the store, the glazing on the sides was thin up top so that you could see the leather underneath with glazing rubbed off. And now I read a thread on here about the handle splitting in 2! Opinions?