Hello wonderful TPFers! After browsing through all the lovely photos of your handbag collections, I've decided to purchase a Louis Vuitton of my very own! I'm 23 & am standing at 5'5" & I'm hoping to have a small/medium one that's unique, chic, something "young" (if that makes sense), versatile for work/play, matches my wardrobe (I'm mostly a jeans type of girl, but I love to play dress up whenever I can), timeless, classic, easy to care for, etc. etc....all that good stuff! So far, these ones have caught my eye: - Mini Lin Speedy 30 Ebene/Dune - Monogram Canvas Lockit I understand I'll have to visit a boutique to actually try the bag on in order to make a final decision, but I'm hoping I can have some input from the LV owners & gurus first. What do you think? I would love to hear from all of you. Comments, suggestions & any other tidbits of information are most welcome! TIA! I appreciate the time you've taken to comment One last thing, what exactly is a "patina"? Does it happen to all LV monos over time? How exactly do you get the "perfect" patina?