Ok, I've been debating this baby ever since it came! I absolutely adore the color (thanks to all the ladies who helped me make that decision!), and I think fewer people will wind up with this version of the bag, since if I were to get it in leather, I'd get the whiskey color which I know is very popular, but I'm torn on whether or not I should keep it. Here's my concern - I am definitely going to try to baby it (and will use protectant on it), but I'm so worried it'll stain and get ruined. Now I have the suede fringe duffle from last fall (?) and it's all creams and lighter colors and I've had no problems with that, but for some reason, I just keep thinking that this will get ruined somehow, so I sart thinking that I should exchange it for the leather version. But then I remember that (hopefully) within a couple of weeks, my embossed book tote will return to me, so I already have a brown, all-leather bag that I can switch to when weather or clothing choices don't permit this bag. And, as I mentioned before, I really love this color and think it makes the bag so unique (not to mention the metallic trim - I'm a sucker for metallic leather!). So what do you think?