Sorry for the repost but I just need to get everyone's thoughts...it was really hard hunting down the the blk gold braided boy bag in the old medium size. Only Nordstrom picked up this bag in this size and color combo. I'm in NYC and was able to locate one at the flagship store in Seattle. It's always hard buying a luxury item over the phone and trusting the SA's opinion o the condition of the bag. I told the SA that I'm extremely picky and the bag has to be perfect and in pristine condition and she ensured me it was. I anxiously tracked and patiently awaited for the arrival of my bag. Upon examination, I noticed a few imperfections. There is a weird crease on one side of the bag and there are two areas near the bottom of the flap where the leather is scraped off. This will probably happen with normal wear but if I'm spending so much, I would expect the bag to be perfect. I contacted the SA right away. She was really accommodating and was able to locate another one for me. I anxiously awaited the arrival of the second bag. To my surprise, the second bag was in worst condition than the first! It also had a bad crease, a few scrapes and the pattern of the braid was sewn slanted causing one side of the bag to puff up. I have attached the pics below. Would this bother you or am I being too picky? I really love the bag and know if I return it, I will not be able to find another one.