GREAT bag! I love the flowers! About keeping it....do you love it? Personally, I don't spend that kind of $$ on a bag that has to grow on me. I have to love it. Hands down. If you do, then keep it! I would! It's gorgeous!
Keep it. This bag is so hard to get and I know Saks.com has not been taking reserves on this bag since February. I have one on it's way that I ordered in February from Saks. I would keep it being it is different and you will not see many people with the bag. As for water I would use the appleguard rain repelent. I use that on all my bags this way you do not get stains and also if it gets wet it does not stain. Let us know what you do.