I bought a Kate Spade stevie a few years ago. this brand got me hooked on designer bags back in 2009. and its been downhill from then on. lol. ehem excuse me while i reminisce. i bought this Stevie back in 2009 at Saks 5th Ave. got it on sale at a discount that was unbelievable (80%!!!) i was then living on a tiny salary, but had some money to spare so i figured to reward myself for being so thrifty! LOL This bag and I have had plenty of good times together. In fact, the bag has outlived two boyfriends and three house movings. I've carried her gently over the years though and she still looks beautiful. the smell of leather is even still there Now I dont carry it as much and occupies a quiet corner of my closet. However I cannot bear to let her go. She was my first designer bag and I am going to keep her with me forever for sentimental reasons. In fact, Im inspired to use my Stevie today! sorry for the loooong post but I hope this thread inspires other girls to share their own stories about their (first) Kate Spade bag. thanks for letting me share!