I've seen a thread about what the basic colors are but not what the basic handbags are. What do all you experts say? I just started getting into handbags and can't buy a new one every week as it seems most of the ladies do. With only wanting to buy 1 designer bag per season (4 per year) what would you say would be the basics. I think the reasons that I had'nt been a purse person before was because I wanted one bag to fit and fulfill every need! I'd like quality within reason, meaning $1,000 or less. I see these purses as an investment that I will use for the next 10 to 20 years and not just the purse of the month. How do you know what you will still like and will be fashionable then? Thanks in advance for all of your insight and suggestions!