Hmm. I feel like there's been a rash of problems with "imperfections", which actually mean rips or tears in the leather. didi78's cornflower shrug has a rip, Lucciabag's new ebay purchase has a rip, I believe another member had an Olive bag, with a rip. Does Balenciaga consider these things "normal"? Lucciabag's Purse, well who knows how that one happened, but didi778's shrug was brand new. Do you think these problems are the result from the processing of such thin leather? Curious.