I never visited this subforum before because I'm not too familiar with Kooba and to be honest I never loved any of the styles I have seen. But today I was shopping at a local boutique and I saw a gorgeous bag just sitting pretty on a rack. I loved it immediately. I am supposed to be on a shopping ban though. I picked it up and saw the boutique's price tag. It was the Kooba Charlie, $560 full price. (I didn't realize until I got home that suggested retail is $615.) I put it down because I was being good. But the owner told me everything in the store was %15 off and the side of the store I found Charlie in was 15% off plus and additional 50% off!!! I couldn't resist the deal and I bought her for $256.45 total. Then I came and looked this bag up on TPF. I'm scared to use her now after all the stuff I read about how Charlie scuffs up so easily. I took her out of her dust bag and on the underside of one of the flaps I gently scratched the leather. It didn't leave a mark. I did it 3 or 4 times and didn't see anything. I plan to spray some leather protector on her and buy some conditioner in case she scratches. I absolutely LOVE this bag. It's classic but not stuffy and the perfect size. I love that it can be worn as a satchel or over the shoulder. She's perfect for an everday black bag. Do any of you Charlie owners have any tips on keeping her looking good? Anything you have used that works of scuffs, dings and scratches?