Hi everyone, I wanted to share my first LV purchase! Red is my favorite color. I'd only seen the red/silver jasmin before and I really liked it. But today the LV store happened to have the red/gold -- when I saw it, I was in love! I have a question about the metal buckles that connect to the handles -- on my red/gold one, 2 of the metal buckles are rectangles and 2 extend to a longer, rounded top (see the closeup I attached). The SA said this was for attaching a strap to the bag. The store also had a red/silver jasmin and all 4 metal buckles were rectangles. Is this an older style? I didn't ask the SA but I peeked at the date code and it looked like it was Feb 05. I kind of like the uniform look. Does anyone know why it's different?