I have not used my Birkins for over 4 months (30 chocolate box and 35 roughe h chevre), due to the rainy weather in NYC and not wanting to wear them out. I used my 30 chocolate box today and it was lovely. Dh asked if that was a new bag and I said that I have had it for awhile. The only thing was the baby had a little accident and I had to take her to the restroom and had to watch out that I did not scratch the delicate box leather more than it is already scratched. Love the Birkin. Thanks for reading.