I got my violet first in the mail from Neiman Marcus in Atlanta today. My only other bbag at the moment is a plomb first. I guess I didn't realize how nice the leather on my plomb first was until I started seeing other bbags. I'm not sure if I should keep this bag - it's a little more shiny and veiny than I like (the front looks a lot more veiny to me than the back) - but I guess I want to know if this looks normal for a bbag. I'm guessing it might get less shiny with wear. Also there's a spot on the back where there's a dark patch. I can't tell if it's just natural color variation or if it's a defect. A couple inches from that there's a small mark that looks like it could be a scratch - but it follows the line of the wrinkles so it could just be a deeper distressing mark. These things are more noticeable from certain angles. I tried to photograph them in light where they stand out the most. (The dark spot I'm talking about is in the center of the photo, about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom and the possible scratch is a little above that) I'd appreciate any opinions on whether this is normal or whether you would consider this defective - and what would you do about it? I love the color and style of the bag and I'm not sure how easy it would be to find another violet first at this point. Thanks!