I don't currently own an LV but am so close to getting one. Everyone complains about how hard it is to keep the vachetta trim on mono LVs clean...but is it really that annoying? I think that I generally take good care of my bags, and I would never put it in on the floor or just throw it around. But at the same time, I wouldn't want to have to worry about it all the time. I appreciate all comments and experiences...especially with breaking in a new mono bag. I'm interested in the Cabas Piano, btw. So, there's that big vachetta piece slapped on the bottom!!