Hey! I wanted to buy myself a nice bag before heading off to college... a bag that is practical, classy, timeless, yet also fashionable. In high school I have worn mostly LV and other monograms...I think I would like to buy a plain leather bag for college. Any suggestions for a somewhat newbie? The college I'm going to is a very preppy school in MA to give you an idea. There are a lot of more "important" things I need to buy before going to college so I can't buy anything too expensive. The range I am looking at is between 400-600. One more question: HOw do you girls view Marc by Marc Jacobs as opposed to Marc Jacobs? Marc Jacobs is out of my range but I think I may be able to afford Marc by Marc Jacobs. Thanks for everyhting! This post makes me sound overly concerned about bags but according to the website we are allowed to obsess shallowly hehe! And of course, I am excited about the learning aspect of college!