for me it depends on which bag. my dependable coach hamptons gets a lot of wear and tear most of the time, though I try to baby it as much as is practical because it was expensive (for me) and it's not a throwaway bag. in the summer I'm not using it quite as much as when I'm back at uni, but nonetheless it's my staple and thus it has a few small scratches and is starting to look a bit worn and loved. :grrr: my vintage bags get a LOT of babying, on the other hand. I'm very particular about storage and where I take them, etc.