It's funny. When I got my very first designerbag, my dearest Paddington , I was about to take care of it as possible as I can...rarely used it (could get dirty or something), nobody else had to touch it (could get dirty).... Stupid...in fact... But meanwhile my "relationship" to this bag has make a completely change I nearly use it everyday and don't handle it with "too" much care anymore. It's become a bag that want's to be used The same with my Balenciaga. Only my 2 Chanels are still waiting for this moment to come...the moment to be handled "normal". I took me so long, because I always see them as so special and so precious...of course they are. At the same time, we're talking about handbags...bags to carry something around... It so funny and I have to laugh about myself thinking of all this... What about you, girls? How long did it take you to treat your babies as normal as you can? Do you know, what I mean?