I'm in NY and visited the Macy's in Herald Square a couple of days ago (thanks for those who told me about the LV store there). After much deliberation and anxiety, I chose the Manhatten PM. Was ready to pull out my credit card and my sweetie said he'd buy it for me (combo b-day and anniversary gift). I know it gave him heartburn to spend so much on a purse so that makes it extra special. It's my first LV and I'm nervous using it. In fact, it's been raining here and so it's just been sitting in the hotel room! I love the bag but how do you folks get over your paranoia of trying to keep it pristine? I feel like it's a brand new car you park in the furtherest part of the lot to avoid dings! I almost can't enjoy the damn thing!!!