I have narrowed it down to the french purse (I love the look of it)...I know I should get the mono because I am always afraid of things getting worn and some people said epi wears at the edges. Everything in my bag is mono except for the little damier pouch. Elux has a mandarin epi though and it is the prettiest thing! I loved Irene's...what should I do? I would be sick if it looked worn in a year because for that price I should be using this wallet ten years from now .