Help! My St. Louis tote tore in the corners after 7 months. I felt like this was too soon for a bag of this price to show such wear in such a short time, so I brought it into the Rodeo Drive store for assistance. I have never been so humiliated in a retail environment in my life. The assistant manager insinuated that I do not know how to care for my bag and told me to leave the store if I wasn't willing to pay $220 for leather reinforcements. There is no way I'm putting another dollar into this bag. I am sickened that it didn't even hold up for a year. I emailed their corporate offices and was also told to pay $220 for repairs. I refuse to have to add money to this bag. If the design requires leather reinforcements, why not just sell it like that to begin with? Has anyone else experienced issues with this bag? Any advice?