Hi, I loaned my cornflower box to a family member a few weeks ago to carry on her trip .. she returned the bag 3 weeks later in a complete mess! .. This was my first ever bbag and it had a big place in my heart! I loved it to pieces!! but since she returned her to me i havent used it and thought i never would considering the condition it was in .. it wasnt THAT bad but it was uncarriable in my dictionary .. i decided to let go of it behind my aching heart ... but just yesturday I thought of using some leather cleaner on it .. the type that comes in the form of wet wipes .. its a 2 in 1 thing that cleans the leather and conditions at the same time .. I was afraid but I thouhgt the bag wouldnt get any worse .. It turned out GREAT!!!!!!! the handles arent that much better but less grummy than they were! .. and the cornors are sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!! .. I then used a thick nivea cream to massage into the leather for conditioning and moisturizing .. the results are extremely wonderful!!!!! the viens disappeared and the leather has an overall matte finish with just enogh sheen to my liking!! .. needless to say she aint goin' no where any mo'!!!!!! ... Thanks to Zacorey and Danae for helping me with details on how to do this ... I couldnt be happier!!! This picture is when i first bought it ... summer 06 These are after I got her back from the loan ..