I have read about how loud the handles seem to be on the Soft Calf Tote from Spring '06. I recently purchased it in black and agree that the sound the handles make is prettyannoying, so I decided to fix try to it. I used a Q-Tip and applied Vaseline to the leather that wraps around the handles and voilà! No more noise. Now it's perfect! Anyone else have problems/solutions to MJ bags?