Today I was looking at my barenia, and thinking, well, we are on our way to our patina. I vowed not to be too precious with the bag, but you know how it is, you hate to see those first little marks. But they do rub out. So, all in all, I am happy, particularly after a little rubbing and sniffing session I was thinking how H bags are, after all, made to be used and loved. BUT LOOK AT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! On eBay France!!! YIPES!! Entre nous, I think this is a bit too deshabille!!!! http://cgi.ebay.fr/HERMES-VINTAGE-VERITABLE-SAC-KELLY_W0QQitemZ290097665863QQcategoryZ68081QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem I think the image of this poor dear will help me keep those inevitable dings and marks in perspective, n'est pas?