Hi everyone. I just wanted you guys to share in the love for my broken-in Ink Purse. I have been using this bag a lot lately and a lot since I got it from Barneys several months ago. I loved it then, but I love it even more now. This is my first broken-in bbag...actually this is my first broken-in bag from any designer I have because I don't use any one bag a lot. The leather is thick and gorgeous, and I even love the split tassels and don't mind the imperfections, like the tear on my handle and a couple of fingernail marks. lol Now I understand what you all mean when you say bbags get better with age.