For your advice about my Novak. I went back to the store and they gave me another one. They were super nice about it! I will tell you that alll of them had scratches - the SA said it is because the leather scratches quite easily on this back. You can get it buffed to remove trhem but it is one of those bags that just scratch from the slightest bump. If you can put ip with that, it is a BEAUTIFUL bag and the red is amazing - I get brown because the red has a longer waiting list. Call the NYC Alexander McQueen store and put yourself on the spring list - they are coming out with navy!