Well, I finally jumped into the pool and bought my first LV purse. I made the mistake of getting it directly from the LV site, and after looking at the forum, realize I could have saved big $$! I've waited until the kids have grown to get a few of the finer things. When I saw the Beverly Clutch I had to have it. Had to. I can't wait 'til it comes in the mail. It's my gift to myself, and high time. Good to be in the company of those who appreciate such fine and fun stuff. xo Katie P.S. My grown daughter laughed when I told her I'd ordered it, and said, "You do know that you've opened a can of worms, Mom. Now you're going to have to trade in all of your patinum jewelry for gold...to match that little purse." Hadn't thought of that. Oh well....my life is taking a whole new direction. I like it.