When I was in the boutique to pick up my flat pouch (which I didn't keep), I was talking to an SA/repair guy who was on his 2nd to last day of working for the company and he told me that the Manhattan is the #1 repaired bag. The buckles are constantly coming off. He also said that his Aunt is the Director at another store and both he and she think that it's not worth the money for it. So anyways............that kind of helped me decide. Don't get me wrong, it's a pretty looking bag but just not for me. So yes, I returned it. UGH. Now I'm on a mission to get a new bag. Don't throw stones at me LV lovers, but I'm not sure if it's going to be another LV, Coach, Prada, Balenciaga or maybe a Gucci. I have always wanted a Gucci. But I think if it's going to be another LV, I think I'm gonna get a Damier piece instead of mono as I'm really not hearing any mono bags screaming my name right now! Oh and I'm waitlisted for the rivets pochette but other than that, I think I'm gonna wait till Vegas to get a new bag. I REALLY need to sit and think about this instead of being a compulsive shopper!