I purchased a leather handbag for about $180. I have used it for one year and three months. The strappy handles fell apart and the leather is split, therefore, it is not fixable. When I contacted the company I was told that they could not find my order and even if they could they would not be willing to help me in any way since the bag is over one year old. And seriously... they could not find my order history! What legitimate company has this issue? I feel that this is an EXTREMELY inferior and defective product. The customer service is horrible. I would caution anyone considering purchasing a Stella and Dot product, not to. I couldn't be more disappointed in this company. Also, anyone considering joining their team, should run the other way. I'm sure that it's a great way to loose friends when they can't back their products that your friends purchase.