OK; let's see if I can pull this off without getting kicked off the Purse Forum. Most asian women I've known or encountered wear expensive high-end bags. The status (or perceived status) seems important to them. Though I've never asked any of them, I've often wondered why. If you are an asian woman that fits this description, please share your story. I'm truly curious & am not trying to stereotype anyone. My question comes from genuine observation. Just so it's known, I guess I figured I could get away with asking this because I'm asian myself. My thing (formerly) was having a bit of a leather fetish & an obsession with good quality handbags. I've since been able to overcome the obsession, & am now content with inexpensive vinyl bags.