I need a bag recommendation from my sisters (and brothers!) on tPF: What is the best hard-wearing luxury bag you know of? A little explanation: I'm rough on things. I knock my poor bags around, I set them on the floor, I overstuff them, I always carry a book or three in them, and I carry them in the rain. I have a rough-and-tumble Aussie shepherd who sheds like a fur factory and thinks nothing of flopping herself over onto my handbag with a rawhide chew (no, thank goodness, she's never chewed a leather bag!). I'm really not going to cover a handbag in a "raincoat" and I don't have a shelved closet special for my bags. I use dustbags and flannel pillowcases for any bags that are temporarily out of rotation--but the ones that are in rotation may get suspended off a coat rack or spindle of a wooden chair. I really use my bags. I need a bag that can be really used and keep coming back for more. Any suggestions?