I guess this is a follow up thread to the "3 factors". It would seems one of the top factors for buying a handbag is the style of the handbag. There must be hundreds, if not thousands of styles of handbags out each season. So for us to put down our hard-earned $$$ for a piece of the action, we must "love it". I guess a lot of ladies here commented on "love at first sight". But, have you "learned" or 'grew" to love a handbag?? Have you ever thought "Ugh, this handbag is ugly" at first sight, but after you seeing it and feeling it over and over again, you start to like it even love it? Are we "brainwashed" by the advertisement campaign? How often do you "fall in love" at first sight, and how often does the love have to be nurtured? I must admit, the love for Chloe has been nurtured/surpressed for a long long time until I joined the forum. And when this nurtured love blossoms.....it is explosive/addictive!