I finally got my $300 shipped Vernis Thompson from Authentic_lvlady today and i found a 3-4 mm rip on the side of the bag on the small piece of vachetta. Im horrible at explaining it, but its the thin piece of vachetta which connects to this metal rectangle thingy which connects to the strap itself. if that small leather piece ripped completely, the strap would come off on one side. Im so bummed. That bit of leather looks really thin to begin with too. ANd also, the bag had like a "C" shaped stain in dark yellow/brown on it its about 3 inches long. Really thin but noticeable if you look at it up close. It still bugs me because in the listing it said the front was clean. I think its because when it was packaged the seller kinda pushed the strap into the dustbag with the strap laying on top of the front of the bag. the stain color is almost identical to the handles. Im thinking about asking for a partial refund. How much should i ask for? Man i have no camera with me! I wish you ladies could see. Its not that bad, if i used fabric glue and glued that ripped/thinned part down it would be alright (i think). But the C shaped line on the front bugs me altho its light. Everything else seems fine...so far my first vernis item didnt go as planned at all.