Hi ladies and gents, I've been an on-again off-again owner of LV :shame: ...I just haven't found the bag for me yet. Part of the problem is that I'm always buying handheld bags and I really need a shoulder bag. I'm just not a speedy gal I don't think. Anyway, I've been drooling over the BH for a year, and it's in my elux shopping cart right now but I don't know if I should go for it or not! I mean, I think it's the perfect bag for me, it's the right amount of room and looks comfy to wear. I could tuck my iBook in it if I needed to as well. My only concern is that it's mono - I know my friends would laugh at me for having a LV mono bag! It sounds terrible, but I just don't have friends who are into purses. I actually got a nasty comment thrown my way from an acquaintance in my graduate department about my COACH bag, she thought I was being showy owning a signature Coach bag. So I wouldn't use poor BH on a regular basis I don't think, at least not at school. On the other hand, I'm only in school for another 2 years and I could easily keep my mono bag longer than that, plus I'll be in and out of town for the next year doing research. What do you guys think? Is a BH worth it if I won't use it on a regular basis? I'd like to decide soon because I hear that prices are going up AGAIN, grr... Also, what do I buy to treat the vachetta (I've never had a LV piece with vachetta, I've only ordered Damier bags so far)? Thank you so much, I do appreciate it.