I was just wondering cuz my mom thinks I'm nuts!!!! Yet when she has a fancy get together or a wedding, guess who she asks to borrow a fancy bag from!! U got it - me!! She will splurge on a coach- usually one on sale. 10 yrs ago I broke the piggy bank (I was a student) and bought her a D&B. As far as designer- she wouldn't pay for it unless it was a knockoff!! How bout your Mom? Did she start your obsession? PS- I have a cool aunt who has the most amazing chanel collection- she's in her 70's god bless her!!