Because of that fact there not many stores in my area that sell b-bags, I often have them sent from Neiman Marcus. If they have more than one of the style and color, I often have them send two so that I can choose the leather that I prefer. I often find myself choosing between the lessor of the flaws. For example, I just got two firsts and on one of them, there is a small nick on the patch where the front zipper is. The other one has some scratches on the front leather. These would probably come off if I treated it with something but I am not comfortable treating the bags. Both of them have areas on the straps that almost look like touchup paint has been applied. This is not the first time I have been in this situation. The last time I had 4 bags sent to me and ALL of them had some kind of flaw. Am I being too picky? ( I frequently choose bright colors so I think things show up more on those than on darker bags). What are your thoughts? Do scratches, nicks, touchup paint, loose threads, etc, bother you? Or mismatched handles?