Hello everyone! I need help deciding! I just got my all time HG bag. My very first handbag from Louis Vuitton , I only own SLGs. I've even stalking the speedy Dentelle's on eBay since I learned of them in 2009. One finally came up in auction format, and I was so happy to win the bid. There are a few small stains inside the bag, but I'm confident after ready that thread on that watercolor speedy restoration. I do love the patina already on the bag. But I'm debating, should I go get handles, tabs and piping replaced. So I can get the whole experience of watching the bag age with me? Also not sure if the cost would be worth it, in Canada. The lv stamping has faded to almost nothing on the tab, and the opposite tab is stretched from the lock. But it would look odd to only replace the tabs with new vachetta wouldn't it? (Faded stamping had me worried, but tpf authenticators helped ease my mind already ) On a side note, for everyone with an older speedy, is this a normal occurance, where the tabbed top of the side collapses downward, over time? Perhaps from non use, or not being stuffed? Hope you can tell what I mean from the photo. All opinions welcome! ( I would be bringing it into the boutique at Yorkdale this weekend) Thanks!