I just got my new Black Shake-It tote from zappos.com. It's a lovely bag but I was sad to see two faint surface scratches on the leather by the front buckle. They're tough to see from certain angles but then I noticed a few scrapes on the front silver buckle as well. It's no big deal really. I mean I got the bag on sale for 170 when the price is usually 350, but I really don't like those muffs on my hardware. Any tips on getting those off or should I just learn to deal with it. This puppy will be water resisted tonight!