I received a Hudson Triple Strap Satchel (in Smoke Blue) over the weekend. I bought it on eBay for $190. When I got the bag, I checked it all over and it looked to be in very good condition. I used the bag today for the first time, and when I got to work, I noticed that on the backside of the bag, there are a couple of spots where the leather is scratched and sort of split. I don't remember noticing that when I got the bag, although I'm sure it's possible that it was like this & I just missed it. I emailed the seller & asked if maybe she bought the bag from their sample sale, but I haven't heard back from her. I guess it's possible that the bag was slightly damaged when I got it & I just didn't notice it. I carried the bag on my arm for most of the time, although I did use the shoulder strap for a little while. It doesn't look like the bag rubbed up against me while I was carrying it, and I didn't drop the bag, rub it up against anything else, or scratch it in anyway. I have no idea what caused the leather to do this. I'm just concerned that this will get even worse over time, and the leather will chip and/or peel away. Has anyone else noticed that the leather on these types of bags is very delicate and/or have to be extra careful when carrying them? I really love the bag, but am so disppointed that this happened. I just don't want to see the leather on the bag get further ruined and I wonder if it's inevitable?