Hi everyone. I was so excited to get my chocolate paddington tote today...the leather is scrumptous,the color, pebbly soft. When I was inspecting closer I noticed the handles, on the back seam with the black tar stuff....it's cracking all up and down both handles. The black tar doesn't seem to be as thick as on my other bags. Also the handles are really soft, not so stiff like on my satchel. Has this happened to anyone, and are you okay with it? My SA is looking for another one for me. It's just a shame because the leather on this bag is so delicious :sad2: Oh well... The fact is I've ordered quite a few bags recently, so i guess the odds were not in my favor this time. This has to be a defect, for me to get it this way brand new, right? Does this happen over time on bags with the stress on the handles, anyway??