My recent BAL purchase has been nothing but a headache so far I bought a GORGEOUS Anthracite GGH Part-Time.... ...but what you can't see in the pictures (and what I did not realize until I got home) is that the 2 front, center THIMBLES were LOOSE! Like turn-it-360-degrees-loose. After I saw photos of missing GGH's I was not about to risk it! It was the boutique's last so I decided to go for a different colored Part-Time GGH, but realized Anthracite was THE color for me. I went to a different boutique to look for my original choice, and was thrilled to find that all the screws were TIGHT! Happily, I drove home only to see this.... Need I say more? So back it went... now I have to wait until the boutique gets their next Anthracite GGH Part-Time, which at first was expected in a week but now could 'randomly' come between now and 3 weeks All this happened in a week, and I have already waited a week for the shipment and don't know how much longer I can wait. This is what initially turned me off about Rebecca Minkoff (ironically, I never had any QC issues with RM but other girls' issues scared me!) I just never expected this from a nearly $2K bag! After all the driving, time, and HEADACHES I sure hope this bag will be well worth it, free of defects and problems. END RANT.