I keep hearing that about them, but I've had the MC zippy wallet for 9 months. and it still looks brand new, I also have the coin purse also! Even the SA at LV said I can tell you really take care of your stuff!! I'm careful with it, but I use it everyday! When I bought it I had no idea that they could chip, so I definitely haven't been that careful with it since I didn't know for the first 6 months!!