Ack, I really need to get my shopping under control. I just received an phone call from a high end boutique in Chicago who had the whiskey and ivory paddy in stock (I was on a call list). So I couldn't help myself and ordered the whiskey paddy, a tan Silverado tote, and a Chloe shirt. The store owner was so nice. When I told her about my concerns about the lock peeling, she said that 1) she hadn't heard of any problems with the lock, but 2) she would exchange the lock for me for the lifetime of the bag, and even paddies that I hadn't even bought with her, she would be willing to take care of the lock problem. What great customer service! BTW, if anyone is looking for the Betty bag, they have it in stock (Edith is all sold out), have the tan, whiskey, chocolate brown, and ivory paddies in stock, and the whiskey and chocolate brown bowler as well. The store is Helen Yi, ph. number 773.252.3838. Ask for Claire or Helen, and tell them Grace sent you!