I sold mine for this very reason. I was scared to death to use it. I knew one scrap against something rough and it was ruined.i just purchased a bianca in black about a month ago and it is to die for! the problem is, the lambskin is so soft and delicate i have been scared to use it as an everyday bag for fear of ruining the leather. I have only used it 3 times since i bought it because of this fear....I love the size and design and would love to use it more, but have stuck to my super sturdy and durable kooba bag for everyday use instead.
Am I being to cautious? Those of you who have owned your Biancas longer, are the tougher then they seem?
Okay, after seeing yours and another users testimonials on the surprising durability of the bag, I was completley torn. However, because I am so in love with the design, I have decided to keep it. There is no denying that lambskin is more fragile than calf skin and is more suseptable to staining and or/rips tears, but I take good care of my bags and if i am careful then i think it will be okay for more frequent use. If it gets damaged in the process, well then lessoned learned right? Selling the bag and then trying to find a new more durable bag that i love just as much would require more time and money anyways. Thanks so much for the feedback everyone! I'm going to rock my bianca to work for the first time tomorrow^^ If you're going to be afraid to use it, then def get rid of it and get something that you'll use and get your money's worth. I just got the med Bianca in black for a cross country trip. I must admit it did hold it really well in the airport, plane, and everywhere else. When I was walking through the airport, I had to maneuver through a tight space and accidentally scraped my bag against a jagged concrete pillar. I thought for sure it would be damaged as the noise sounded horrible. To my surprise, not even a minor scratch was detected. I think it holds up better than people think. I think the soft lambskin leather throws people off.