I have just came across this feeling right now as I am trying to tidy and clean up my messy crowded bedroom right now. I had this bad habit of buying whatever I saw that I thought was cute, no matter whether it was really useful or suitable for me or not. So, after a few years time, I have tons of unused brand new stuff at home. A lot of them are cute little accessories, cute clothes, and also quite some brand name handbags I got on sale. But, how come they sit in my closet unused and collecting dust?? I was telling myself that I will use the brand new cute coach evening bags, burberry handbags, gucci totes some day. But, after I got my Louis Vuitton pieces, I know I will not use other brands any more. My fiance and my other friends jus made fun of this that now I am being material and will only use LV and wont care about other cheaper brands. Well, am I? I don't want to be labelled as being materialistic. But, after using my LV pieces, I have noticed great difference of quality between LV and other brands. My previous wallets were coach and gucci. The coach one was a leather wallet with a kisslock coin compartment closure which was broken in like two months . Maybe I put in too many coins? My gucci denim wallet last longer, but it looked very beaten up and dirty after like a 2 years use. Maybe I am just obssessive about cleanliness, but the denim material made me feel there were a lot of germs on it from the dirty bills. So, right now I am using the vernis framboise agenda as a wallet with filofax and hello kitty inserts, which had been holding up pretty well. It still look very new and neat after 5 months use. Although a lot of PFers are worried about taking care of vernis pieces, but I didnt really baby the agenda. It has no scratchs or color transfer at all so far, and the good thing is I can use lysol wipe to clean the surface (don't wipe with a very wet lysol wipe though, let it dry a little bit first) , which gives me a very clean feeling. My pomme damore heart coin purse is doing great too. Minimal scratches on the hardware, and no scrates on the patent leather surface at all, after hanging on my damier speedy for like 2 months. Needless to say, my damier speedy and pouchette accessories are still like new after half a year use. Other brands I bet can hardly compare to this kind of quality. I also use lysol wipe to wipe the exterior, because I would put the speedy on the floor, and the pouchette on the restroom tabletop. I had tried to explain to my friends that I think it is more worthy to invest on LV pieces given its quality, timeless style, and abilty to keep its value. I have been using my LV pieces every day, which I would never do before with my other brands accessories. You may also have the same feeling that, even say you get a gucci handbag on sale, but you probably feel it is out and don't want to use it after a season or two. But I know my friends still think that I am just being snobbish and materialistic. A few of my girlfriends actually have distanced from me. My fiance would make fun of my LV, but lucky these days he actually start to compliment the usefulness of my vernis agenda and the durability of my speedy, but of course not yet the price of these. Now I have learnt my lesson the hard way, because I have to get rid of my unused stuff before I leave the country later this year with my fiance. You can imagine how frustrating it is to fetch for the receipts and try to list on eBay . I can only blame how I was so crazy when other brands are on sale or in the outlets. I was enlightened after my outlet shopping trip at woodbury outlets last Black Friday, if you remember my post. I am now only looking to buy durable accessories from LV. Sorry for this long post. I am just feeling helpless looking at the piles of useless stuff in my room. Do you all PFers have similar experience?