Hey everybody, I just got here and somehow managed to post my first thread. I am not only new to this site, but new to owning bags. More a shoe person. I would like to start off modestly. I am interested in a brown bag that I saw on tv. I want to know your opinion on a new leather bag costing about 250 with tax, etc. 1) does it look good? Is it good for just this season? Do you think I could get away wearing it in the spring? I know that the money is not a lot in the world of handbags, but I still want it to have value estheticly (beauty wise), economically, etc. Does anyone have experience with tooled leather? Is it durable? The ad said that it is both tooled and soft. I just want my bag to have a decent life - not fall apart too soon. I am decent with my things, but i don't feel like carrying a special cushion for my bag. Again I am concerned with value. yes this is decently priced, but all my money is impt to me. There are 4 versions of the bag. I want the dark brown tooled option. I want the shoulder bag. I only included the wallet so you could see detail.