Is Wear on My Saffiano Luxe Handles Normal?

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  1. Salutations tPFers.

    I purchased this Saffiano Luxe Tote in June of this year. It is one of my favorite purses and gets a lot of use, at least 3x per week. In the evenings, I religiously store it in its original dust bag on an upper shelf of my closet.

    Yesterday I noticed a little bit of the leather peeling from one of the handles. I outlined it in white in the photo below. Upon closer inspection, it seems some of the color is wearing off.

    Is this an issue for concern as the purse is only 3 months old? Or is this normal wear and tear for an everyday bag?

    As this is my first Prada, has anyone else experienced this?

    Should I take this back to Neiman Marcus?

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  2. I am so sorry this has happened to you. I have the BN1786 in black and have had it for almost 3 months too. I bought it from a Prada boutique. I have used it every single day since I've gotten it. I throw it around and use it rain or shine (I want to get my money's worth!) and the purse looks brand new. The handles are perfect and shiny. If I were you, I'd look into sending it back. It's unacceptable for it to be fading/cracking/peeling so early on.
  3. I've owned several Prada bags but none of them look like this. Sorry this happened to your bag. I'd bring it to Prada boutique and see what they can do.
  4. I have the black saffiano luxe tote for almost 3 mos and still looks new also even after using it everyday hand held. As for the fading of the color, I have seen the fuoco(red) lux tote that seems to have faded. I looked at a brand new red one at Neiman's and it was very rich in color. Then I looked at one in Bloomingdales same color and style but has been out on display for a while and looks faded and dull.
  5. OP, I hope this doesn't come across as a nosy question but do you use hand sanitizer on a regular basis?
    Reason I ask is because I've heard that hand sanitizers, lotions can cause handles to peel/fade. I like to carry around Purell hand sanitizer but I try to avoid it if I'm using a hand-held bag.
    Sorry to hear about your bag. If this is a quality issue, I would complain to NM.