I ordered a walnut maggie (it's on it's way) but after reading about how badly the madison bags scratch I have been thinking about exchanging it for a leather brooke. anyones advice would be appreciated.
The walnut Madison leather, and many of the other colors, is a bit delicate and can scratch easily, and the walnut may show it more than lighter colors. That said, I've had my walnut Hailey for 3 or 4 months now and carried her quite a bit, and she looks great, just a couple of minor scratches that are hardly noticeable. I did treat her with Apple before I used her and a couple of times since, and I am careful with my bags, so if you love the color it's workable. And some of the Madison colors, like the bone, are less shiny and more pebbled and I think will hold up better (I also have a bone Hailey and the leather is very different). The leather on the Brookes is also much less delicate. I guess it depends on which you love more and whether you're willing to baby the Maggie a bit.