I just got home from the US, and once again I saw a lot of designer purses in the airport and on the plane. On the way back my seat mate had a Prada purse and a huge Longchamp LePliage. She didn't speak English (or pretended not to so she wouldn't have to talk), so I couldn't talk to her about purses. All in all, I saw more Le Pliage that day than anything else, starting with two at a rest stop before coming to the airport. On the way to the US, coming through Amsterdam, I saw a lot of LV. But I've seen all kinds of expensive purses - looks like it's becoming a trend to bring an expensive purse when traveling. I've always heard you should dress down when traveling as to not be a target for being robbed, so I wonder how people think about this?