I cant believe I am even asking this question, but....I feel I am the victim of a conspiracy of the men in my life to ditch two bags of mine, which I thought were okay. The first one, a black clemence 31 mou bolide with palladium hardware which I have had forever. The second one, a Coach Hamptons book tote in black leather with nickel hardware that I bought at the Coach outlet for $140. I use the first when the weather is bad or with very casual clothes. I use the latter as a briefcase. As for the first (the bolide), my husband and my associate both hate the bag. They have each given various explanations as to why they think it is schleppy or doesnt suit me. My associate has actually suggested I "lose the bag", whereas my husband has simply tried to gently steer me toward buying another kelly or birkin to "replace" it. When I asked my husband why he liked the kelly better than the bolide he said "Because it looks better." As for the second (the Coach), my associate and most of my clients, while they dont say they hate the bag exactly, say things like "Hey Jedi what's with the bag." One of my neighbors, seeing me walk out of our building this morning with the Coach bag over my shoulder, actually did a doubletake - I saw her look at the bag and cringe. I am not sure how much more of this I can take. Has anyone ever divested themself of a bag because of peer group pressure? I am kind of clueless, since I really thought both these bags were fine.