I ordered the Moni Moni (MM) eden and savana bags from a reputable online boutique. I totally get it that MM bags are distressed and may even look dirty--that's all part of the washing process (Blur bags are like that too). MM's website says "All Moni Moni bags are handcrafted in Italy and later washed and tinted with an innovative technique that renders them supple and vintage looking. Imperfections are what makes them special, much like a pair of great stone washed jeans." Imperfections that I don't find special are bad hardware, bad seams and badly punched grommets. The savana bag that I got in plum had a section of one of the handles where the leather wasn't stitched so it was flapping up. The eden bag that I got in red had a bad side cinch buckle and a grommet where the punching tool slipped and cut the leather. The worst flaw in the eden was that the lining in the rear (very useful) large pocket was caught up in the stitching of the zipper so the effect was of having part of the pocket stitched close even when the zipper itself was totally open. I attached pics to show what I mean. The retailer gave me a refund. I have seen some MM bags that are beautiful with no flaws so this means there's some erratic quality inspection going on at MM. They should have caught this stuff before it went out. Sad, because the bags are really, really cool looking. Soooo, If you're in love with a MM bag just make sure to buy it from someone who has a good return policy and check it over well before using it.