Okay I was getting a little paranoid, looking at the toggle and the links of the perforated zipped shopper that I got via fed ex yesterday. They were not soldered together and I did not want to have to be worried about what I would be carrying around in my bag (heavy or not).Which would cause the links to seperate even more. I decided to go with the classic Medallion tote and it is perfect. Also the color is more a beige gold tone and not as light as the cream. I just got the LV Epi Noi in cream and did not want the same color. I am really happy I made the change.