Patent flap sides

May 27, 2006
I have a jumbo patent flap & the sides don't bend in that great. It's not hugely noticeable to non-handbag people, but it kind of bugs me. Like when the flap is closed, sometimes the sides, at the top, kind of pooch out. I bought it pre-loved & it wasn't noticeable in the pictures, nor can I see it when I'm carrying it, but I know it's there. Curious if that was something patents do bc of the leather or something? Anyone else's do this?