I bought a gorgeous Bottega Veneta weaved hobo and absolutely LOVE it! It fits everything I need my every day bag to fit and it just looks SO stylish! Plus, I recently saw pics of Renee Zellweger wearing this bag (pic from PEOPLE online is attached) and couldn't help but admire how good it looks on her! Well, my questions are... Is it true that after a while (how long though?) the leather starts fraying and the bag looks a lot older than it really is? Also, I read somewhere on this forum that someone had one of the leather pieces break and Bottega couldn't do anything to fix it as they don't have repair services. How easy is it to break one of those leather pieces/strands (can't find a better word at the moment)? For those who have this bag, if it's not used every day as a heavy duty bag, does it stay looking somewhat new for a long period of time? I am very gentle with my bags but if being gentle doesn't help, I don't want to spend that much $$$$ on a bag just to see it fall apart shortly after buying it. And just in general, how's Bottega's quality and would I be able to wear this bag in 5-10 years (meaning would it still look presentable, and not 100 years old looking?)? Thank you VERY much everyone!!!!