Well a lot of gals have had great success in rehabiliting dry/crackly bags with various moisturizers. Do a search on Lubriderm, Apple Garge, and LMB (luvin my bags) and you should find a TON of info on how to soft and change the leather of your new bbag.
OMG lucky you!! I so wanted that bag, but I fell alseep without hitting the Bid-button, lol! Congrats! I actually thought it was kina smart, cause you might as well use a nise silk scarf/shawl as a strap, that way you get to wear it messanger-style without it being uncomfortably short (dep on your size.. i prefer LOND straps)!!