I'm normally a small/medium shoulder bag girl...I think I purchased my first handheld bag (non-LV ) when I was in grade 11...(two years ago). Looking at my LV collection though, all my larger bags except one (Coussin GM, my first monogram) are hand-held (pochettes are all shoulder of coursE) and my top favs are also hand-held (Segur PM and Papillon 26). I think it's because for many hand held bags, you can carry it on the crook of your arm and it's such a classy way to carry it. For many shoulder bags it seems more laid-back, casual, etc (except for the Suhali bags...which are classy hand-held OR carried on the shoulder!). What about you? Do you prefer shoulder or hand-held LV bags?