Be gentle, ladies and gents, I'm a grad student, I can't afford lambskin Chanels yet! But I did find this very pretty bag at Ann Taylor that I think is a nice synthesis of trends for the season. I just got it the other day in the mail, the leather is thick and soft and the hardware is nice and substantial. What do you guys think? ANN TAYLOR ONLINE STORE: Quilted Medium Shoulder Bag I know it sorta looks like the love child of a chanel and a stam, but I like to think of it as the happy marriage of a grad student and her budget It seems classic enough to use for a few years. Still saving up for that Damier Speedy though, must stay on track!