Several years ago (Christmas 2012) I gave my husband the gift of a beautiful, black leather Coach briefcase from the boutique store. I got the Transatlantic Commuter Briefcase 70303 SV BK for him, see the pics below. He appreciated and uses it - in fact he uses it very hard every day! I am not complaining because I am glad that he likes it, but at first it gave me some twinges to see his rough handling of the bag. I tend to baby my bags but to him it is just a tool to use and toss aside without thought. He constantly overstuffs it and dumps it on the floor (any floor!) at every opportunity. It came with a nice, thick, padded shoulder strap but that disappeared years ago. He takes it to construction sites and dumps it in the dirt and muck so that it has marks and scratches. He carries it in all-weather and never worries about pouring rain or heavy snow. I have given umbrellas to him but he never uses them. He hasn't broken the zippers yet but that is because he never zips it closed, and by some miracle the hangtags are still attached! But I was surprised the other day when he suddenly exclaimed with shock and indignation "You won't believe this but my briefcase is falling apart already!" Already! I think that it is a testament to the fine quality of Coach leather goods that the poor thing still looks pretty good. He showed the bag to me and sure enough, the leather on the corners is completely worn through and the piping is sticking out. He said hopefully "Maybe it can be fixed?" (and I am a rehabber) but I think this bag is a goner. His birthday is next week and I have been struggling to find a nice gift for him, so I decided to get a new briefcase. I will post pics of "his next victim" with the next message.