Well, I'm about to take the plunge. I've saved up and intend to buy my first LV bag this week. I can't wait! I've been agonizing over which bag to purchase. I've narrowed it down (I think) to a Mono Speedy 25 or 30, or the Lockit. I really like the Lockit, but I'm a little afraid of keeping the vachetta bottom nice. I plan on using this as an every day purse, so I need something that is going to hold up and stay nice. Do you think I should steer clear of the Lockit? The Mono Speedy seems very classic and appropriate as a first bag, but I'm a little bothered by so many fakes... meaning so many people carry fakes of this style, I don't want anyone to think mine is a fake. I'm wondering if I should opt for the Damier Speedy? How do you all feel about paying for authentic mono bags when there are so many people carrying a fake version of the same bag? If you think there is another bag I should consider instead, please let me know! Thanks for your help!!!