do LV bag straps soften over time???


Feb 27, 2007
hi, i just bought my very first LV - totally monogram PM. :yahoo:

i was going to get the neverfull MM but it seemed a little too big since i don't carry around that much stuff.

the totally is perfect except for one thing: the straps are SOOOO stiff. if i'm carrying on my shoulder and slide the bag down, the straps scratch and scrape my arm coming down. actually leaves marks!

so my question is: do the straps soften over time? the edges really hurt my arm whenever the bag slides down. i'm used to my rolled handles on my longchamp pliage so this might be a dealbreaker and i'll have to return the bag.:cry:

please advise. thanks!