Sorry if this post is long! I currently use a gucci abbey med shoulder bag from the cruise collection: http://www.gucci.com/int/uk-english/int/cruise-07/handbags/#153025_FFKAG_9678 (im from hong kong, somehow its not on the us gucci website). Anyway, I've had it for 4 1/2 months and and use it for my everyday work bag... its a great bag, but I've noticed that the fabric has already started to fray near the straps! While I'm not exactly very gentle to the bag, for the price I paid, I expected it to hold up much longer than this! oh and btw I bought it in a gucci boutique... My bag is pretty heavy because I need to put quite a lot of stuff in it, and its a single strap which I was a bit worried about when I was buying, but the SA said it was fine... maybe this wouldn't have happened with a double strap bag? Also the platinum leather has quite a few, very noticeable scratches... I wonder if neutral shoe polish would work since the leather is done with metals using a heat melt technique (says on the card inside the bag)? Has anyone else had this kind of problem with thier bags? I also wonder if the sale also applies to Hong Kong? Last time, during the fall winter sale they only had GG plus bags on sale... I really want to buy another gucci if theres a sale, but I'm really afraid this will happen again... Maybe the leather bags like the guccissimas stand up better? Or maybe I should buy LV instead?