In my last thread, I was expressing my buyer's remorse/regret (whatever you want to call it) b/c I think I purchased the LV Ribera MM w/o really thinking it through since they were all sold out of the Manhattan PM. I made up my mind that I was going to return it and patiently wait for the Manhattan shipment to come in. Well, when I went to the LV store a couple hours ago to return the Ribera, what did I find but a new shipment and two Manhattans were in there (one display and one in the back)!!! Of course I took the one in the back but it was like a dream come true! It was at first sight and I made sure to not waste any time..I snatched it right up! I'm so excited and can't wait to take it out on a test drive. I know I was worried about the vachetta but I honestly think that it won't affect my overall feeling for the bag. It will last me a lifetime and if the handles darken, I can just get them replaced! Yippee!!! Hopefully the pics are big enough!!