When I purchase a coach purse in person at the boutique or department store I ............ 1. empty all or most of my belongings of my current purse and load them in the new purse. 2. walk around with the purse in the boutique/dept store. 3. make sure to look at myself with a full length mirror. 4. ask the sa's to take a picture of me with my pocket pc/cell phone. I just need to see how I look with the purse from a picture which can be different from a mirror view (crazy huh)? 5. look for an sa's that has the same/close height or haircolor like me, & I'll ask her to model it for me! (gosh, I'm batty! ) 6. touch & smell the bag too! I almost forgot this one-ha ha. Do guys have any more pointers to add ? My poor sa's, they go through so much fuss with me!