Well I didn't get the weekend hamptons tote, i got a white hippie which is beautiful, but it gets other colors on it so easily! i had on a black wool coat today and the back of the bag became all grey and yucky! the remedy vinyl w/ acid free adhesive! i tested it on the strap and the bag was fine! comes off pretty easy and protects the bag!! and i picked a gold color that matches the brass in the bag (i work at a company that has a lot of vinyl) let me know what you think!!