Okay, the bug has bitten me again! I've been VERY good since my last purchase in March....LOL. My husband insisted that I get an Alma to begin with but I was never fond of the bag before. He likes it and thinks I would look great with it. He also likes the fact that it's more professional and a great bag for me to take for meetings..etc. I told him if he wanted me to have it then he'd have to buy it because I was planning to purchase the Roxbury Drive or Damier Speedy for myself next. He said 'okay, will do this week!" LOL. I thought he wouldn't do it...lol. I usually purchase my own bags although he has purchased me bags on his own before as surprises. I don't like Alma really but I figure since he wants me to have it..I'll take it...lol. I think it's going to be one of my mothers day gifts. My husband says that the Alma is the best LV bag he's seen. He's very picky....lol. He has great style so I trust his opinions when it comes to fashion. He loves nice things for himself and for us (me and our boys). So although I didn't like the bag before..I went to take a look at them again and have decided that I maybe just don't like the Mono Alma. However, the Epi Alma and Damier Alma look nice to me. (My husband favors the Damier Alma btw). I just want to see which one you like better? Is the Epi difficult to care for? I'd also be interested in the Red Epi Leather one if that is the one I select. Just want opinions. You are always so helpful! TIA!