Every now and then I fall in love with new handbag designers (though I am an LV girl at heart). But I have trouble 'taking a chance' on new designers, especially when their bags are $1K +. Like right now there is a bag I am eying, but it's really expensive IMO, and while I really want to buy it, something is holding me back. I usually don't have too much trouble spending the same amount of money on an LV because I know the company has a history and if it ever breaks, I can get it fixed. However, with a new company, there isn't really anyone to vouch for the quality of their products. So what do you do in the end? I guess if nobody took a chance on new designers, there really wouldn't be companies like LV, Gucci, Chanel, etc. today. So what should I do? What would you do? Stick to the brand you know and play it safe, or buy a bag from a company with no history?