Originally Posted by mello_yello_jen
The dark handles occur because of dirt in your hands. To avoid getting the dark/dirty look, make sure your hands are clean before you use the purse, and condition/clean every week or so.
The vachetta of one purse isn't usually even throughout the bag. You have the right idea, the area that is touched the most will tend to be darker than the other parts of the bag. If you want to get an even patina...