Twice in the last week or so I've seen ladies carrying bags and said to myself. Ohh that looks great. First time I recognized the bag; it was a Linea Pelle that I'm pretty sure I could have purchased at Off 5th in the last few weeks (not now though). The gal was wearing jeans and that bag looked perfect. Second time was yesterday. I saw this bag and told the woman I liked it. She said it was Michael Kors ...she didn't know whether it was the lower end or the more expensive line...she got it at Off 5th. In reality that bag probably didn't meet my specs (no outside pocket, probably too small, don't know if it went over shoulder)...but it looked so nice....maybe being broken in was part of it. I think one thing for me is if I see a bag displayed in a dept store where they just have one out or I see it on someone, it's more appealing than if I go into a place like Off 5th where many times they will have a dozen Michael Kors bags the same style and color displayed. Takes away some of the specialness for me. Wish I could find bags by seeing on other people but I think it's too hard first of all to find the ones you love and then if you do, they've probably had it for a while and you may not be able to get the bag anyway. But I'm going to keep my eyes open for that MK bag!