I purchased my first LV last August and I'm trying to expand my tiny collection. I never use my parent's money to purchase anything foolish. I only have them help me with a little bit of money if it's needed for school. I had a job, but recently quit... so I think my LV collection will have to be put on hold until I get another job. It's so difficult to have a job and be a full-time pre-med student with 3 majors...blah! I'm 21 y/o...I'm so jealous of those who collect LV when they're still in middle school/high school! I was looking at the post about a budget for LV and I can't imagine going over 2k a year. So how do you guys afford your LV? Your parents? Working? Saving up birthday $/allowance $? It's been 6 months since my first LV and I only purchased for myself (tinyyy collection...I need more!): speedy 35 pomme heart pomme agenda 2 bandeaus PS... LV > other designers I do collect other designers, but I think I'll be sticking to LV now. I hate it when I get a bag and it goes on sale; LV NEVER goes on sale. That's what I like about it. It's like an investment...the prices always increase!