I finally had my shopping trip today!!! I labored all night over which store to go to first, Hermes or Louis Vuitton. I ended up deciding that Hermes was a much better first stop than LV. I went in, and everyone was just as nice as could be. The SA showed me several different agendas, including the zip ones (not the Vision, it was larger and went by a different name), a Dogon (which I didn't need at the moment, since it was a wallet), and the Globetrotter in several sizes. I decided on the Turquoise Globetrotter in Mysore Goatskin, the largest one that they had, which was 7 1/2 by 5 1/2 Only now do I wish I had purchased the zippered wallet-agenda, but it's okay, I'll just buy a wallet this year and be fine and happy ^_^ Next I looked at some Twillys, and ended up getting one blue with keys. I wanted more so bad, but I knew I had to go to LV and buy a bag and wallet So I went with what I had, and they were so nice, they gave a bunch of perfume samples to my boyfriend and I (one of which I will most definitely be purchasing soon, Rose Ikebana, unless of course I find one I like better next time!). After that, I went to LV and wow. Everything just changed! I had never purchased anything there before, and had resolved to buy a workhorse bag and wallet. So I did, spending a very hefty sum of money. Something just wasn't right though. I went to lunch with my bf after that and he said it looked like someone had killed my puppy...he was right, I was miserable. I HATED the LV bag. Every single one that I tried on I hated, and I tried one from EVERY line. But for some stupid reason, I had still purchased one, and the wallet to match. My boyfriend saw how unhappy I was and asked if I wanted him to return the LV items. He said I seemed much happier at Hermes and really content with my purchases there. He was right. So less than an hour after I purchased them, I returned all the LV items and went back to Hermes to look at bags!! I looked at a gorgeous orange Trim and that beautiful pink (rose shocking? I believe) Bolide. They are love, and I am very close to having the funds I need for one, so I pretty much said screw it, I'm saving my money for a couple months and buying the bag that I REALLY want!! That's it I'm an official Hermes ADDICT and there is no going back!!! From now on my work horse bags for the rest of college will continue to be my beloved, brightly colored Juicy Couture Daydreamer totes (one of which I'm going back tomorrow to pick up!). The sweet SA at Hermes even understood why I liked Hermes and Juicy Couture over LV; the colors are so much brighter and more beautiful, and the quality difference between LV and Hermes is remarkable! When I was holding all of those LV bags, I felt little more than like I was holding expensive plastic. I started to get the feeling that I was going to be a walking label, and I loathed the idea. Hermes felt wonderful!!! I love the bags that aren't easily recognized, the ones that you wouldn't recognize unless you are an Hermes fan! So I'm sticking with Hermes bags and leather goods from now on And I took piccies!! I wish I had bought more today, but I'm content for now, knowing that my next big purchase will be soon and will be a lovely bag (and hopefully a wallet!)!! Sorry the pics are kinda off colored, I was taking them under the low lighting of my bedroom. The color is so much more gorgeous in person!