Oh boy, that is something I never thought of. Would the metal plate look anything like the zippers that I see on accessories and older bags? It seems like if it's really nasty looking, I could pay to replace that metal plate. Hopefully that wouldn't be too large of a repair cost....and hopefully it would even be possible to to it.The metal plate is what I don't love about the galliera. I keepmthinking how it will look in 4-5 years. It's just coated metal.
I bought the Stresa in azur and found the flap to be a PITA! It wouldn't stay back, always slapping back over (hitting my hand, hitting the hardware, etc.). I returned Stresa, do not like it.Does the buckle strap on the Stressa "flop" into the open purse and get in the way when you are trying to get things out of your bag?