My best friend has inherited her grandmothers Monogram Petit Noe. It's almost vintage (circa 1988). Her grandmother died a couple years ago, so she holds the bag dear to her and wants to keep it forever. The bag is in good shape, but not all too great of shape (water spots, cracking leather, missing string). I told her she should have all the leather replaced and then have her grandmothers initials heat stamped into the strap. She thinks that would make the bag a whole new bag and it wouldn't be the same. She wanted me to post her story here to get other opinions. Should she replace the leather or not?