There will always be opinions on which brand that produces better, higher quality and better looking handbags. The quality difference is very similar between brands of the same price range and design will always appeal to different people, but, the other day I was thinking that all of the brands, in order to sell, serve a purpose. The fill a niche in what people need and appeal to those people accordingly. So, I after this I was thinking, what is the purpose of each brand? Maybe we will be able to apreciate other brands, even though we might not like what they put out more in this way? I'll try to illustrate what I mean by doing my own: Chanel: I don't think when people hear of "chanel" that handbags neccessarily the first thing they encounter. Chanel more than anything is a fashion name, and Chanel handbags empitomes the chanel style in handbags, feminine, womanly and luxurious. Louis Vuitton: I think more than anything Louis Vuitton has proven to be the greatest "inventeur" of travel pieces. Not only on shape and practicality, but lately also design and fashion forwardness. LV may have turned into fashion house, but their heritage as inventors are still illustrated by the enormeous number of model available and fashion forwardness and courageousness put into the seasonal models (sometimes resulting in quite unusual looks..) Bottega Veneta: More than anything I think (especially after maier arrived) BV is appealing to those who want toned down and discreet look. No visible logo, monograms and visible reference to the brand is quite rare these days.