After going back and forth and back and forth TRYING to decide whether or not to buy this gorgeous bag, I DID IT!!!!!! I ordered my whiskey Ali yesterday, and the boutique is overnighting it to my house!!!!! I am not sure if I called early enough, though, for it to arrive today or Monday. I LOVE the whiskey color (I was going back and forth b/w whiskey and black, but this wonderful SA convinced me on whiskey!!!!!) I am concerned about the scratches, etc, as I am normally a signature girl...but this is ONE BAG that I am going to ENJOY!!!!!! Not sure if I am going to moisturize it or put anything on it though....I am thinking of letting it patina on it's own, but that could change!!!! I woud LOVE to hear ALL stories from anyone that owns an Ali...do you weather protect it and if yes, with what?, how much has it scratched, how does it feel on your shoulder - does it slide off, does it slouch nicely, etc....ANYTHING you can tell me!!!! Thanks so much in advance and I cant wait to join the ALI CLUB!!!!!!