I finally got my Alexa in Oak yesterday after 2 or 3 years of wanting one and I feel like I'm waiting to fall in love with it. My other bags (Roxys) just feel so much more substantial. Alexa also came to me with some slightly flaws (light scratch and a very small dent on the front hardware, a couple of small spots on the back of her) as I think she was a floor model which irked me. Not planning on returning though as I did get her for $225 less than retail and saved paying tax. Buying direct from Mulberry or NAP would cost me about $350 more which isn't worth it when I'll inevitably cause my own wear. Alexa owners - any thoughts on your bags after some use? I'm hoping the leather will soften up with use, I did bring her to work today. Did Collonil spray last night and might try the gel tonight for some softening and hopefully blending of the small spots.