Some time ago, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a gorgeous 2005 Chocolate work bag. The bag was pre-loved and although in all around fabulous condition, the handles were significantly darker than the bag. Initially, I thought they were darkened from use, however, I have since purchased another 2005 Chocolate bag that was only used a few times which is evident in looking at the bags condition. The bag has absolutely no signs of wear, however, the handles are very dark. Not just underneath where you would hold it, but, all the way around which leads me to believe that this is from the dye process and not due to wear. Anyway, my question for all of you lucky chocolate 2005 owners.....Do you find that the handles on your bags are much darker than the bag itself? TIA!!