There are so many similar threads about this but I myself want to get my first LV. My bf is getting it for me for my b-day at the end of the month and I want to choose a bag I feel I can use for a long time especially when he is buying it for me. Ok so here are my choices: LV epi speedy in mandarin, LV damier riberia mini, LV batignolles horizontal, or LV batignolles vertical. Here is how I am trying to break this down. When I go to work I usually dress up in black pants or any casual dress pants from a place like The Limited, love their dress pants, and a nice button up shirt or sweater. On my downtime, I really like to wear jeans, fitted t-shirts, or just t-shirts, hoodies, and low key shoes like kangaroos, etnies, vans, etc. I want a bag that can encompass both the dressier side of me but also my low key side. I think the epi speedy in mandarin is not like every other LV bag which I like and the Damier riberia shape is so different too and will go cute with jeans for going out. Now the LV batignolles horizontal and vertical I like b/c they seem very functional but I don't know if I want to have my first LV be a mc canvas yet I know if I purchase either, I will probably enjoy in so many ways... it's just so difficult especially when it mean a lot to me that my bf is getting it and it is my first one. Here are pics but I know you all know what they look like except for the batignolles horizonatal, no pics on eluxary. Please help me make the best choice!