I guess, it is official. Everyone of us should start examining our LV bags carefully before their FIRST BIRTHDAY. So if there is any repair needs to be done. Do it before it is on your dime. Here is my story. Today, I went to the boutique to see the new styles for 2011 and I brought along my Eva Azur that I purchased last Valentine's Day. Mind you, I've only used it ONCE because I was too afraid of the vanchetta getting patina or color transfer. I brought it because the ends of the strap where the clips are the ends of the leather is lifting up and starting to peel off. So I wanted to ask the SA what to do about it. So anyways, the SA said that it was "normal wear and tear" that ends of the leather where they thin out and glued on will curl up because it is rubbing against my clothing. I said to her, "I've only used it once, as you can see, the leather hasn't even change color yet." Then, I told her, I've had other pieces with the same "glued" ends and they don't come up. Then she said that since it is within one year of my purchasing the item, I could have it "repair" for free. Then, she said, but repairing it won't help because it will just happen all over again. So my response was, "Send it out because I want it perfect. I haven't really "worn it" I will have it repair and if it happens again, I will bring up the issue with the leather good manager." So that is what I have come to the conclusion that like our children, your LV bags will need a "check up" before its first birthday, just in case you want something repaired/fixed, so you can get it done before it is too late.