I've been wondering this for a while. I've been looking on eBay for a lilac or turquoise city, but a couple times I've been held off by the darkness of the handles. But I noticed a LOT of people have no problem whatsoever w/ handles that are darker, and maybe I've been influenced, because as time passes I've started to feel like this is becoming less of a concern for me too... I'm wondering how you guys feel? It it a major concern for you in buying bags? Why or why not?