Hi all: I went to lunch and shopping with a bunch of friends yesterday and it really made me think about why I buy certain bags. What provoked it was a Prada nylon tote on sale for the price of $600 when it was regularly $1200. Everyone was clammoring on the good buy for a Prada on sale, and I immediately wanted to grab it and buy it, but then stopped and couldn't rationalize paying that much for canvas. It got me thinking are we buying for the name or the craftmanship? I am as big of a designer ho as anyone and love my Gucci and Chloe bags, but do you find yourself turning your nose at other brands because of the label? I am a big fan of Hayden Harnett and Furla bags, but some of my friends would not be caught dead with them. No offense to anyone meant. So here is my question -- Shakespeare said that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. Does the same hold true in your opinion for designer bags?