I finally purchased my first LV bag! It is the classic Speedy 30. I think this is a good choice for my first bag. Unfortunately it has been raining almost every day where I live and I am afraid to take it out in the rain so I have not used it yet. It is still in the safety and dryness of the beautiful box with the pretty ribbon and only came out to have a picture taken. I will use it when the rain stops. I don't want water stains immediately. I purchased it from Karen in the St. Louis store. She was so helpful and showed me lots of bags and it was a great experience for my first purchase. I just wanted to share and show everyone my new and first LV bag.