WARNING: Long post, many questions. First... yesterday I got the "sorry we missed you, please stop by the USPS with this signed slip to get your package" note in the mail, so today I drove over to the post office and signed for my package. My heart was POUNDING, and I opened up the box to uncover her as soon as I got to my car. My FIRST Bbag!! She's a Twiggy, in the pale olive color they call amande or origan. Just lovely, and so lightweight -- like a cloud! How can a bag this light be sturdy and strong enough to use everyday? Now, here comes the TRUE CONFESSIONS... I am a bag whore. I own COACH bags and D&B bags and Hayden-Harnett bags (and wallets, accessories, etc.) Last Spring when I bought my LV Looping, I swore it would be my "forever" purse. I outfitted it with a big ziparound LV wallet and a cosmetic pouch to match. But then in the summer, I wanted something with a brighter, sunnier color, so I bought a poppy red Hayden-Harnett Hobo. Loved that bag so much, I decided that when they had a sale or something, I'd nab one for the winter months. I went back to my LV for a few weeks in the fall. And then came the H-H Sammple Sale! Perfect. I snatched up a Havana Luxe in a rich, chocolate-y brown, accessorizing that one with a gold H-H cosmetics pouch and a choco brown H-H wallet.H-H Sample Sale. At this point, my friends who knew how much I'd spent on the previous COACHes and the LV were beginning to raise their eyebrows at me. Fast forward to mid-December. Out and about, I notice an acquaintance of mine carrying the most delicious chocolatey brown purse. Upon questioning, she reveals that it is a Paddington Chloe, which she bought on eBay. Her story is that while she thought she was buying real, and although it is an excellent copy, it unfortunately is a fake. She's still happy. I go home with a challenge in my head: to go online and discover authentic Chloe's on eBay. Which, of course, leads me to The Purse Forum, and to a very reputable eBay seller, and in fairly short order, to the purchase of a Chloe Paddington in Jeans Moyen (the blue jeans-y color.) The bag comes, it is awesome. Probably, in person, I would have chosen a different color, but the deal is done and the seller is 100% and so I begin carrying this bag. Which turns out to weigh a friggin' ton. (Honestly, it hurts my arm sometimes.) And it is a little difficult getting all of my stuff into it. Of course, while I am perusing this seller's offerings, and wandering through tPF, I discover BALENCIAGA! Oh my. Beautiful and lightweight, too? Which brings me to unwrapping my most recent ebay purchase in the car this morning.:shame: All of the stuff that I have to SHOVE into the Chloe fits nicely into the Twiggy, and it doesn't break my arm. But, how can I possibly start carrying another million-dollar (okay, not that much, but we're not talking cab fare either) bag around?