Hello! I'm hoping that all you lovely ladies with more Chanel experience and knowledge can help me with this dilemma. I just recently acquired from NM this gorgeous mini in metallic lambskin in light silver/taupe, and in my excitement, I didn't realize until I got home that some of the stitching on the edges look exposed. It's like the stitching is too tight and I can see the holes where the thread is passing through and pulling against the leather. It's only in a few areas, and there are other areas when the stitching looks normal. Is this considered a normal variant because of the handmade nature of these bags, or is this a defect? Does anyone know if this will affect the quality of the leather in the long-term? Does it make it more likely to peel or crack because of the exposed stitching? Would you keep it or return it (if exchange isn't possible)? I love love love this bag otherwise, and I'm concerned I won't be able to exchange for the same color, but I also can't stand the thought of paying this much money for a bag that's going to fall apart after just a few years because of poor stitching. Thanks for any advice you ladies can offer!