Mea culpa! Mea culpa! Okay, I confess I now understand what all the fuss is about. I had a great experience at the Chicago store on Friday. My SA helped me find two scarves and a scarf ring - I had only intended to buy one scarf! One of the scarves is a plisse and I love it! She showed me how to do wonderful things with it using the scarf ring. I liked what she did so much, I wore it out of the store! I also looked at handbags. I have carried a Vuitton Tracadero now since 1985 (two different ones over the years), and I'm just plain tired of it. She suggested the Lindy or the Bolide. They had no Lindy at that time, but I looked at two Bolide. The 31cm is a good size for me and they had a gold Togo that was lovely. I admit I'm now hooked on the extraordinary leather. I looked at the leather sample books and they are all just fabulous. I am not ready to make a purchase at this time as this is a huge jump for me. Obviously, Hermes is much more expensive than Vuitton, but more importantly, I have been wearing a bandoleero-style handbag for a LONG time. I have loved the freedom of nothing slipping on my shoulders if I'm carrying packages or holding a grandchild's hand. This will be my "always" everyday bag so it must be of a durable material and it must truly function well. I have some concerns about the lack of a zipper compartment or an outside compartment, something my Vuitton has. I know - I can buy all sorts of lovely accessories to hold these things, but then I'm spending thousands more just on them - not an option at this time - perhaps not ever. I really need the advice of you experienced ladies. Is Togo a good choice for wearability? I liked the gold but I'm used to the darker brown background color in the monogram Vuitton as it goes with most everything. Also, what are the chances I'll ever find something in either Chicago (my SA said I could phone her as I have now been in the store and made a purchase) or NYC where I go 2-3 times a year when I visit my son in CT? Advice please!!!