On deciding which bag to buy: 1. http://www.gucci.com/int/uk-english/int/cruise-07/handbags/#130736_FHB1G_4165 Gucci abbey blue script shoulder bag at the great sale price of $4130HK (about $543USD) (original $5900, about $776USD 30% off) or 2. http://www.eluxury.com/browse/product_detail.jhtml?styleid=11422524&SectionID=6000 Louis Vuitton Bowling Montaigne PM, original price, LV never goes on sale! (I will need to save up for this though) I know that this is the GUCCI forum, but as much as I love Gucci, I would really like an LV. I absolutely love both bags but cannot decide! The allure of the sale price is too great! And also, the Gucci bag will be gone soon, whereas the LV I can buy any time because it's the equivalent of a classic bag. Also, I'm not that much of a fan of LV's leather, it's hard and rigid, but unfortunately it's what makes it durable and I want to buy a bag that can last... However I am afraid of buying a fabric bag, because it might fray like my last Abbey. I've heard the epi is very durable and I also want to buy an all-leather bag, however the sale Gucci leather bags didn't really fit my needs and the ones I like are a bit out of my budget and are going to be gone soon (wave boston, peggy)! And also, I already have a bag and shoes from the cruise collection! I saw the fw collection in the boutique today actually, and unfortunately it wasn't really to my taste, however I'm sure there are more bags... Would the Gucci bag be useable during fall/winter or is it just good for spring summer? I definitely know the LV is good year-round though.. Sorry for this ultra long post, but someone please help me out!! I have this neverending debate going on inside my head right now!