I have an original Gryson Olivia bag from one of its first production runs. I understand that there were some problems/issues with the handles, where the braided leather unraveled and/or came loose. I was just wondering if this was the only issue that anyone was aware of? You may recall that I purchased a gently used Olivia bag and the braided handles were a bit stretched out. They don't look loose and it doesn't appear that anything is about to break. I actually just used the bag today for the first time. While the bag is by no means overloaded and/or stuffed, there has been some weight added to the bag, however, considering the size of this bag, I'm pretty sure it's meant to hold even more than what I am currently carrying. I notice that at one end (where the handle connects to the bag) the leather braiding has flattened out & overall, the braided handles have loosened up considerably. (The braiding is no longer "pushed together" & tight like the new bags are). I was just wondering if anyone else who owns a Gryson Olivia (esp from the first run), has noticed this, or if anyone's had any problems w/their handles breaking. I don't think these handles are in jeopardy of breaking, but I do want to know if that has happened to anyone else. Is it actually better that they do stretch? (will that keep them from breaking?) I've read how Gryson stands behaind their products, and acknowledged the earlier problems w/the handles. If something did happen (and they were to break) I'd definitely try to contact Gryson - but is that something I really need to worry about?