Got my new "Annie" in oak last week. I took her out for a test drive on Friday and met my daughter for lunch. During the lunch I noticed that some juice from my sandwich had dripped on my Kooba! It immediately made a dark spot I was sort of panicked. There was a guy at a nearby kiosk demonstrating some natural leather cleaners so I let him try to clean the spot. It doesn't look as bad a day later but it's still kind of there. Fortunately it's a "vintage" leather look so things sort of blend in. I've never had a leather handbag soil so easily and this is a fairly dark color. Do I need to treat this puppy with kid gloves? I really wanted this to be my workhorse bag--I don't think I will enjoy it if is gets yucked up this easily. How do you all deal with this? It's like this leather is like no other--just soaks up soil like a sponge. I hope you all don't get mad at me for saying this but can't they treat this leather in a way that makes it usable? I have a beautiful butter soft handmade leather bag I bought in Italy last year and the leather is beautiful AND durable. So what do you all do? Can I scotchguard the bag or put something else on to make it somewhat waterproof? My other complaint is the lack of finishing details on this bag--the lining is suede-like and rather cheap in my opinion. They couldn't even bother to put in a ring to attach your keys to! The outside pockets would have been great with magnetic closures. I would be pretty upset to have my cell phone , etc slide out. I would expect much greater craftsmanship with this price tag. I do love the looks of the bag, it's a perfect size and it's hard to find a stylish messenger bag so in that respect I am really kind of crazy about this handbag. But at this rate I feel like the oil from my fingers will eventually stain this bag even if I'm super careful with it--any suggestions from you Kooba experts out there?