I am just curious, what makes us decide if we want a handbag or not?? Some of us are committed to a particular style, and some are committed to a brand. Personally, these are my top three: Color, Functionality, and style, price and quality all ranked equally. Color: I will look in my closet and visualize how the handbag color will fit majority of my clothes. I am basically a two-bag person, meaning one bag for work and one bag for weekend. So that bag for work needs to last the whole quarter (I work in a school) and that bag for weekend needs to last the whole weekend. I do not like to take my junk out and redistribute them everyday, too much trouble. Functional: The weekday bag must be light, and all my stuff needs to fit in there. Bag must be sturdy, because occasionally the laptop is going in there. Weekend bag must be light, small to medium size so that it will fit on my lap or back of my seat when I am enjoying a meal at a restaurant. I don't want to sit on only 2/3rd of a chair while eating. I have a bad shoulder so the bag must be able to sit comfortably on it for the entire day I am out (if I am out), and sometimes that can be 6 to 8 hours! Style/Price/Qulity: Am not a stylish person, by my own standards, although I subscribe to tons of magazines. My usual attire is T-shirt and jeans with flat shoes, so I don't follow a particular trend and neither does my handbags. If it is a style within my budget that I think will fit my wardrobe, I will consider it. However, quality is important to me. If it is a bag that I think I will be using for years, i don't mind paying top $$ but the quality has to match with the $$. I guess this is the reason why I am so obsessed with Chloe right now. The Chloe bags are not cheap, but with the current sale, I think they are "relatively" inexpensive with the quality of leather/bags that Chloe produces, so they are "value" purchases for me. Hahaha, this is the only way to justify going crazy over them. The bags I got, I plan to use them forever! Well, as the new season's colors do not intrigue me, maybe my wallet will take a break. So, ladies, what do you look for when you buy a handbag??