We went out to breakfast this morning, and I told my husband that I would not be buying any more purses unless they were Hermes. He seemed thrilled that I'd be limiting my purchases, until I told him that the Hermes bags start at around $5,000. He sputtered his coffee. Wide-eyed, he looked at me and asked how any bag could be worth that much. "It'll last forever," I replied. I am just starting to work on him, and I'm sure he'll come around. It might take some time before he completely appreciates it though. A few years ago, when our son was an infant, we stopped in at the Hermes boutique in Chicago. The SAs were fabulously friendly and sweet, even though we were only buying a tie for him. He has a dozen H ties or so, and I notice that he always chooses to wear them on his most important and challenging days at work...rather than a random Brooks Brothers rep tie. Also, he often brings me back an H scarf when he goes overseas. So I know he's a bit of a fan. It's just going to take a bit for him to wrap his head around a bag that costs thousands of dollars. The one thing I did notice when we went to Hermes is that you get a LOT more attention when you are shopping with a man - has anyone else ever noticed this? Anyway, how do the men in your life deal with your interest in Hermes bags? And how do the staff treat you when you bring your man shopping?