I just bought a Plum Splendor Bag that arrived today. When I searched the forum about these bags I read some good things and that some people had some problems with them as well. I have to say that for the price I love the color and the leather on the bag. It is not a finished looking bag but has a much more worn look to it which I love. I won't worry about the bag wearing as it already looks worn. I can not get over how soft the handles are on the bag as well. I have some pics that I took so you can see the worn look to the bag upclose. I think it might help with any one that may be interested in getting the bag knowing what exactly vintage looking means up close. The bag is a bit more deeper in color than the pics which were taken with out the flash in natural light. I did have one question for anyone who owns this bag. It does have a bit of a strong smell to it that has faded since I started to use it. I wanted to know if it will fade even more over time and with use?