I have heard the same thing, the "kiwi spray-rain and stain protector for all colors" is suppose to protect the leather from water spots. I know that mulberry suggests collonil waterproof spray for their leather. Here is a link http://www.collonil.net/en/produkte/collonil_classic/detail.php?id=16620001000Bagpuss said:Sorry I didn't see your post until now Munchkyn- my Phoebe is supposed to arrive middle of next week as well, I think we ordered it on the same day. I got the dark brown as well and am expecting the dark stitching. I think the color is officially chocolate according to Mulberry. I have also read that Kiwi waterproofing spray is a good product to use on the bag to prevent rainspots from staining it so I think I may give that a try.
I don't know about a lot of styles that I have seen pictured but this one I loved it instantly. It does look like a saddlebag.
The kiwi spray may be cheaper though, do you know where to get it? I heard target has it but I haven't checked.